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Google releases lighter version of Gmail in the Play Store

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

For all those Android users who are struggling every time they have to check their email or messages due to low-performance devices, Google is launching lightweight apps that require fewer resources.
Up until now, Google release YouTube, Assistant and Gboard for Android smartphones that pack less than 1GB RAM. The latest app to get the lightweight treatment is Gmail, which has just been released in the Google Play Store.
According to Google, “the Gmail you love” has just got lighter and just as fast. Although the app is meant to run faster and eat less resources, Gmail Go probably ...
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Facebook Releases New Messenger Modified For Use By Kids

Facebook Releases New Messenger Modified For Use By Kids

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Facebook has a brand new Messenger onto the Play Store aimed specifically at giving younger users a platform for chatting with friends and family, while still providing parents with some oversight and peace of mind. With that said, Messenger Kids - Safer Video Calls and Texting is bound to make at least some of its intended audience less than happy due to the latter of those features. That may, in fact, be the reason behind its current one-star review - which is based on a single rating. Bearing that in mind, it could also open up the opportunity to get involved with Facebook's messaging...
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Messenger Kids arrives on Android as latest Facebook controversy

Messenger Kids arrives on Android as latest Facebook controversy

3 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Facebook's latest controversy, Messenger Kids, has just launched on Android after first arriving on iOS several weeks ago. The app was the recent subject of a letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. In the letter, the group asked Zuckerberg to discontinue the app, saying the new Messenger product may “undermine children's...
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Controversial Facebook Messenger Kids App Lands on Android

Controversial Facebook Messenger Kids App Lands on Android

3 monthes ago   |   By PCMag

Child advocates have called for the app's discontinuation, but Facebook is instead making Messenger Kids more widely available.
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Google's testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google's testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

3 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Google's messaging app strategy is a huge mess , but one surprisingly useful feature that has extended from Inbox to Gmail to Allo and Android Messages is Smart Reply , which offers three responses based on context for you to quickly reply to your contacts. Google is now working to expand this beyond its own suite of products, and is opening up a limited test to Android users to add the feature to other chat apps, such as Slack and Skype.
According to a sign-up page for the app appropriately called Reply, Google is potentially interested in making the feature work on Facebook Messenger...
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Facebook's Messenger Kids App Lands On Android Devices

Facebook's Messenger Kids App Lands On Android Devices

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Facebook's messaging application for children, announced late last year, is now available for Android devices via the Google Play Store. Messenger Kids is a mobile app that gives kids under the age of 13 the power to communicate via text and video with approved family members and friends. The app works on smartphones and tablets, but is controlled through the parent's Facebook account. Messenger Kids was first made available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and later Amazon devices. The app is free to download and use.
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Facebook Messenger Kids comes to Android via Google Play

Facebook Messenger Kids comes to Android via Google Play

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

Available now on the Play Store.
Last December, Facebook was met with a fair bit of controversy surrounding the release of its Messenger Kids app. Messenger Kids is a tweaked version of the company's Messenger app that's designed to be used by kids that are 13 years-old and younger, and after coming to Amazon's Fire tablets in January , the app is now available for all Android phones and tablets via the Google Play Store.
Children can use Messenger Kids to talk to friends and family members via text-based chat and video calls and parents have full control over who they can contact. There's...
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