Facebook Messenger’s source code reveals hidden Rooms feature called Rooms that lets groups publicly chat about different subjects and events. Buried in Messenger’s iOS app’s source code are multiple references to the feature, with some explanation of how it works. The code shows: “Introducing rooms”, “Rooms are for public conversations about topics and interests. Each room has a link that can be shared so anyone on Messenger can join the conversation”. You can apparently start your own Rooms as well.. read here.
Facebook Messenger announced Monday that it is adding payments to its chatbots. Users can take advantage of the feature in-app without being directed to external sites. The social networking giant is reportedly working with MasterCard, Visa, and payments processing firms Stripe and Braintree. The company said that the functionality is still being tested by software developers, and is expected to roll out by the end of the year. Facebook Messenger to Allow Bots to Process Payments.. read here.
The modern world has a messaging problem: There are just too darn many apps and almost no one can get away with using just one. Making matters worse this time around, many of today’s chat apps aren’t third-party friendly. Even if a chat platform doesn’t like third parties, many do have web apps, and that’s where a useful new Chrome app called All-in-One Messenger comes in.. read here.