MOBILE, Ala. - Facebook has been asking its users for phone numbers to test a new feature.
Yesterday, the social network started testing a new way of messaging for Android users that lets you message people who aren't on your friend list by phone number. To use the feature, your phone number will also be requested to keep the connection. The numbers are kept private. Right now, the test is rolling out to a limited number of "Messenger for Android" users.
There's a new iPhone app called Wonderloop that makes meeting someone for the first time a video experience.
It's not Face-Time. Instead, it's a short video messaging app, about 10 to 20 seconds long. It lets you introduce yourself to new people and stay connected by video, because sometimes a video can give a better feel for who a person is rather than a written profile. Think of it as a social network with no photos, or bios...only videos! The app launched yesterday, and can be used through invite only. To request an invite go to wonderloop.me.
A new report finds that nearly a third of children now learn to use a mobile phone or a tablet before they can talk. That's according to a survey by Common Sense Media. It also found that by the time kids are 9 they have sent 116 texts and 85 emails.
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Mobile police have released the names of three shooting victims. Police say the shooting was the result of domestic violence.
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A Grand Bay family woke up to an unexpected guest on their back porch Wednesday, December 11 - a donkey. Don Edeker said the little guy is lost, and he's trying to help his owner find him.
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You've heard about some brazen criminals and what they will do to get what they want. This time, you are going to hear about a brave bank employee who didn't mind saying "no".