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Messenger crossed 800 million active users in 2015, new Features hinted for 2016


Good morning Folks!!
Yesterday Facebook announced that it’s Messenger has crossed 800 million active user mark worldwide. Messenger was a very successful product from Facebook & still is.

There was a time when we used phones to receive calls & send text only messages but as the time passes, new innovations come & same happened with us too. From Receiving calls & text messages to portable computer in your pocket. This is how the world has changed.

Some unique achievements for Messenger in 2015 :

  • They made Messenger very fast compared to before.
  • Video calling was also introduced in 2015.
  • The company also introduced the ability to customize conversations with colors, nicknames and emojis.
  • ‘Businesses on Messenger’ was also a great step from the company to gain some business customer in order to compete Skype.
  • They introduced a totally unique feature-ability to send and receive money to friends right from conversations.
  • Also launched Messenger Platform for expression apps.
  • They made a change in the method of location sharing in Messenger.
  • Message Requests was also introduced in 2015 with great features.
  • Photo Magic is an easier way to share photo.
  • The company started testing M, a digital virtual assistant like Google Plus, Cortana & Siri etc.
  • Facebook account was no more compulsory to use  Messenger.
  • They introduced Messenger with only your phone number.

Some interesting changes we might see in 2016 :

  • The company’s digital personnel assistant M will be fully ready in 2016.
  •  M will come integrated in Messenger
  • It will help us in simple daily tasks like booking a restaurant, sending flowers, and making plans and many more.
  • Company claims that it is more advanced than others.
  • They will come up with products & features that will be helpful in solving real world problems.

Facebook’s David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products says,

“The whole Messenger team is excited about the year ahead, and as the year goes by, about unveiling what we have in store for you. We hope you’ll enjoy these improvements.”


Shivam Singh
Shivam defines himself as a gadget lover and likes to cover every news related to gadgets. He has more than 4 years of blogging experience and is Senior Editor at GadgetOx. He has been covering Tech and Gadget news on other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and Nokiapoweruser since long. His other interests include driving and traveling. Write to him at Email: [email protected]