Facebook Updates Messaging App with 15-Second Videos, 'Big Likes'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Facebook has updated its popular Facebook Messenger app with 15-second videos and "big likes", adding more ways for users to interact with their friends.
    Easy video sharing has been a popular new feature for messaging apps, with Snapchat getting updated with live video in May and Facebook-owned WhatsApp planning to add video calling. At WWDC, Apple announced that its Messages app would be receiving in-line video messages in iOS 8. However, Facebook Messenger's Instant Video feature is more similar to Apple's implementation of video rather than Snapchat or WhatsApp.

    Facebook Messenger is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Facebook Updates Messaging App with 15-Second Videos, 'Big Likes'
  2. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
  3. henzpwnapple macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2009
    They misunderst00d, i think people want the "dislike" button. :rolleyes:
  4. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    I know right
  5. Parasprite macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    Nah, it's all the rage now. MacRumors got rid of that archaic thing years ago.
  6. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Big Likes: If Facebook hasn't already jumped the shark, they definitely jumped the shark here!
  7. arkmannj macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2003
    really I still just hate that the FB messenger is a separate app.
  8. electorate macrumors member


    May 8, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Optional Facebook Messenger integration with standard Messages app on iOS 8 and Yosemite, please! I use both equally, would love it if the two went together.. Maybe iOS 9. ;)
  9. joelvega125 macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2010
    Big thumbs down...I strongly dislike Facebook.
  10. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Am I the only one annoyed that they are forcing us to have a separate messenger app?
  11. Alenore macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2013
    Didn't try facebook on iOS for a while, but on blackberry and Android, you can chat directly from the FB app. You just have more options with messenger.

    Also, "Big Likes" wtf.
  12. Truffy macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2005
    somewhere outside your window...
    Is this supposed to replace "OMFG THAT'S AWESUM!!!!!!!!1111!111!!" among the bubblegum-for-brains set? :rolleyes:
  13. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
    Facebook=Reddit without downvotes. Too many stupid people out there to not have downvotes, but you also don't want to give stupid people the power of the downvote, so :/
  14. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    How are they forcing it on you? The iOS Facebook app still has a section for messaging... I've been using that for years because I don't see the point of having a seperate app for Facebook messaging.
  15. Geminist macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2012
    The FB app on iOS tells you to download the messaging app. You can no longer reply directly on the FB app.
  16. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    The Facebook app is no longer on my iPhone or iPad. I am no longer a fan. I keep the account open just in case and check in maybe once a month and am quickly reminded why it is mind numbingly worthless to me.

    I really think that the world has become too PC where you can only give thumbs up and thumbs down are not allowed. I understand the old proverb, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything," but if the comment is not nice to begin with, why can't I say so with a down vote?

    MacRumors should get some "cojones" and put the down vote back on. It will allow for a better clarity of which comments make sense and which are not appreciated. Hopefully that would help people rethink what they say before posting
  17. Gabichon macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Yes you can.
  18. hortod1 macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2009
  19. jprmercado macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    *big like*

    Totally agree!
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Not if the Facebook app is telling you to download the Messenger app to do it.


    Who even cares about likes or dislikes. People post their stuff and that's that--it doesn't matter if anyone actually likes it or not, it's what they want to post and that's that. If anything they should do away with any of that completely, like they had before, as it really is useless and just a pure creation to feed something rather than to address some need or be useful in any way.
  21. Casstiel macrumors member

    May 14, 2014
    "15-second videos"

    Yep, this will get Anthony Weiner and such folks in trouble.
  22. GhostRaider macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    I think Facebook is becoming desperate. I have Facebook but it's not the same as it was before. Activity has died down and most young people like myself have moved to using Snapchat and Instagram.
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Plenty of people are there still, more and more every day, and more than before. Some people might see the activity of their close circles or even more distant circles die down, while many others see it all become more and more active.
  24. GhostRaider macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    Since its easier to connect with others so easily now, I can understand why it can become more active and introducing new users. But using Facebook can be easily ignored since you got texting, snapchatting, instagramming, twittering.

    Ever since I got Facebook telling if I still want to look at this particular item on eBay, I started hating it. Stalking me on the stuff I search for on eBay is not cool.

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