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Facebook Messenger starts taking over Instagram Direct messages

Enlarge / Instagram’s merger message. The Verge Last year, Facebook announced a plan to merge its three big messaging networks: someday WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram Direct would all be the same service. Late Friday, The Verge spotted the first move toward Facebook’s unified messaging utopia— Facebook Messenger is taking over Instagram messaging. On Friday, the […]

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Gmail’s big merger with Google Chat and Meet starts rolling out today

Gmail with tons of extra controls. There are now sections for “Mail,” “Chat,” “Rooms,” and “Meet.” Tahin Rahman The new mobile app, complete with all those new tabs. Tahin Rahman Gmail will point out messages you’re ignoring. Tahin Rahman The “Chat” tab uses the dual-pane layout. Tahin Rahman Video chat gets a picture-in-picture view. Tahin […]