Facebook is working on some new improvements for Facebook Messenger. Perhaps the most intriguing of these new features are the test voice commands which TechCrunch reports are in internal development at Facebook. According to the development code for Messenger’s Android app, future versions of the app could contain an ‘M’ Messenger assistant button which would be used to activate voice commands. The details of the app’s functionality haven’t been revealed, and are likely still in development. Some obvious benefits could include composing messages while driving, making Messenger easier to use for those with certain disabilities, or perhaps even translation capabilities. While Facebook isn’t ready to announce anything about the future of voice commands for Messenger, the company did confirm that the software was being tested internally. “We often experiment with new experiences on Messenger with employees. We have nothing more to share at this … [Read more...] about Voice commands could be coming to Facebook Messenger
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If sending messages wasn’t already enough with Facebook Messenger, users can now challenge friends to multiplayer augmented reality games in video chat. With the new feature, currently rolling out, you can play with up to six people at a time from anywhere in the world. To access the feature, you have to make sure you update your Messenger app to the latest version. Once you open the app and tap on an existing conversation, tap the video icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, tap the star button and select one of the AR games you would like to play. The person or group you’re video chatting with will then receive a notification that the game is starting. For now, there are two games available to play called Don’t Smile and Asteroids Attack — both of which are pretty self-explanatory. With Don’t Smile, you get to test who can hold a serious face the longest. While playing Asteroids Attack, you can compete to see who can navigate their … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger now includes AR games you can play with your friends
IS your PC feeling a bit sluggish? Google Chrome may be the culprit. Specifically, the amount of tabs left open on the browser and the number of extensions (the modification tools you can download from the Chrome Store) in use, which can gobble up RAM and hog your computer's processor. The best way to pinpoint power-munching tabs is through Chrome Task Manager. This handy tool displays the CPU, memory and network usage of each open tab and plug-in. It also lets you kill individual processes with one click in the vein of the Windows Task Manager. Here's how to use it on PC and Mac: How to open Chrome Task Manager Here's what you need to do: Open Chrome Click on the Chrome menu button in the upper-right corner of the browser window (the icon is three vertical dots) When the drop-down menu appears, hover your cursor over the "More tools" option On the sub-menu, click on the option labelled Task Manager to access the tool on screen Alternatively, you can access the Chrome Task … [Read more...] about How to see which Chrome website tabs are making your computer slow
Rachel Sandler, provided by Published 6:09 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 Shutterstock Keeping your children safe online seems to get more difficult by the day. Children as young as five are getting tablets and smartphones. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and other apps have become essential to how kids and teens communicate with each other. And yet, in the decades since children have been using the internet, a host of parental controls and devices have been developed to make it easier to monitor online use. And the new crop of parents are more familiar with the inner workings of the internet than ever before. One of the most fearsome threats to kids is online luring — the act where a predator attempts to coerce or trick a child from the safety of their homes or schools, with the intention of committing sexual offenses or abducting them. Parents should use what technology is available to protect their kids, but the most important thing parents can do, experts told … [Read more...] about How to help protect your kids from ‘online luring’
If you're someone who uses the Facebook mobile app constantly on your iPhone, then the natural peanut butter to that jelly would be downloading Messenger! Messenger allows users to connect, chat, and keep up to date in more ways than just sending simple text messages and emojis to one another: there are options to have group chats, the ability to make 'phone' calls, chances to play video games through Messenger, and so, so much more. Facebook Messenger - Free - Download Now Here's absolutely everything you need to know about Facebook Messenger! What exactly is Facebook Messenger? Facebook Messenger is essentially an app that allows Facebook users specifically to chat, connect, and interact via group and private messages with one another. Facebook Messenger: Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). How does it work? Using your Facebook friend's list as an address … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger — Everything you need to know!