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Facebook brings new powers to Messenger

Facebook brings new powers to Messenger

Facebook, intent on taking up even more of its users’ time, unveiled a series of new features Wednesday for its chat app Messenger. In addition to simple texting, calling and money transfers, Messenger can now turn text into songs, make it easier to find and share animated images, and provide new tools to jazz up photos, video and text. And Messenger users will soon be able to place and track online retail orders -- another reason for people to shift from email to Facebook, the company hopes. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced the new features at the annual F8 developers’ conference, where computer programmers learn how to integrate their own products with...

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