Top 10 Updated Features Not To Be Missed On Messenger

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Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps since it has regularly updated many features to meet users’ needs. Following are the top 10 updated features not to be missed on Messenger. Let’s find out what are they and have a great experience on Messenger.

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1. Secret conversations

Currently, secret conversations are only available on Android and iOS device. This feature is not supported on computer browser.

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Secret_conversation_on_the_messenger

To make a “secret conversation”, you need to set starting time and ending time. This feature is not activated by default. The contact in your secret conversation also needs to update the new version of Messenger.

When having a “secret conversation”, you can only send messages, photos, stickers, videos and records. Some features will be unavailable, such as group chat, voice call, video call, GIF file and payment.

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2. Chat with Facebook friends without using Messenger

Since Messenger is a separate app from Facebook, you can chat with Facebook friends without using Messenger.

Chat with Facebook friends without using Messenger on your computer

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facebook-messenger-web-1

Log into your Facebook account, select a contact to be chatted from your contact list.

Chat with Facebook friends without using Messenger on your smart phone

To do so, download and install Metal For Facebook & Twitter on CH Play : access everywhere, with lightning fast speed.
And now it supports both Twitter, too

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chat_fb_on_Metal_For_Facebook__Twitter

After the installation, log into your account to chat with friends.

Now you can freely chat with friends without installing Messenger.

3. Make a video call with one contact or a group on Messenger

You can make a video call with one contact or a group on Messenger by your smart phone or your computer.

However, you need to update the latest Messenger version to make video call to a group.

The video call quality depends on the internet connection.

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video_call_with_one_contact_or_a_group_on_Messenger

The quality of the call depends on whether your internet connection is stable or not, and if it’s good, users can always make a video call to everyone in the group whenever they want.

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video_call_with_one_contact_on_Messenger

You can video chat at the same time with up to 6 people … but if your group is bigger, do not worry because you can chat through voices, messages, stickers, emoji, and animations together. up to 50 people.

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4. Automatically save photos

Facebook has updated a new feature that automatically saves photos on Messenger to your gallery. This feature will be activated by default.

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How To Stop Messenger From Auto-Saving Photos iphone

When other users send you photos in your conversation, they will be automatically saved to your device.

Read more: How to stop Messenger from saving photos automatically

5. Send multimedia messages: Text, video, photo, sticker, voice message

You can easily text your friends from all over the world via Messenger.

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facebook-voice-messaging

Besides messages, you can send video, photos, stickers and records to express your feelings and emotions better.

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messenger-share-pictures

6. Express your feeling to messages

Besides messaging and sending stickers, you can also express your feelings to messages: Like, angry, laugh, etc. Your emoticon will appear below the message.

You can express your feeling to a message in a private conversation or in a group chat.

How to express your feeling to a message?

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Express_your_feeling_to_messages

Very simple. Just open a conversation, tap and hold a message that you want to express your feeling to, then tap a desired emotion.

You can also change your emotion by tapping and holding the message and select another emotion.

7. Change the color of a message, icon, set a nickname for other users.

Normally, messages on Messenger are black by default. However, you can change the color of messages.

Change the color of a message, icon, set a nickname for other users
Change the color of a message, icon, set a nickname for other users

How to change the color of a message

  • Go to Messenger
  • Select a contact that you want to chat with, then tap Option

+ on Android device, tap “i” at the right corner,

+ on iOS device, tap the name of the contact.

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How_to_change_the_color_of_a_message

Besides, the settings menu will display Facebook features such as Set nickname, Change icon

How to set nickname for other users

  • Select Set nickname.
  • Tap your nickname or your friend’s nickname to edit it.
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How to set nickname for other users messenger

How to change icon  

By default, the icon in conversations will be the Like button. However, you can change it to another icon.

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How-to-change-the-emoij-of-a-message

With simple steps, you can customize your messaging interface.

8. Share your location to your friends and family

Currently, Messenger is not only used for chatting but also for sharing your location and checking your friends’ locations with high detail and in short range.

How to share location on Messenger

Step 1: First, turn on GPS on your device

Settings > Privacy > Location Services

Step 2: Go to Messenger and tap a contact or a group chat that you want to share your location

Step 3: Tap the text box, tap “+” icon on the left, then select your location.

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send-your-location-with-facebook-messenger2

Step 4: You can see your current location on the map in the text box on Messenger. To share your live location to your friend, tap Share Live Location, which will last up to 60 minutes. To stop sharing your location on Messenger

Note: If you want to search and share another location on Messenger, tap the Pin icon on the map. Then, enter the address in the Search box and tap Send.

Read more : How to send your current location (GPS coordinates) with 5s

9. Share your day store

Messenger has updated Stories feature that allows you to share your photos and videos, which will be deleted automatically after 24 hours.

How to share your day

Go to Messenger, an option will appear on the screen “Add to my day”

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messenger-day-story

Tap the option and a camera interface will appear

  • You can take a photo or shoot a video, then add stickers and text to the photo
  • Or you can select at least one photo in your gallery, then add stickers and text to the photo

Then, post it or send it to a contact or a group chat.

After being sent, your photos or videos will appear at the top of Messenger, you can see your day or other users’ day.

Read more: How to Share Your Day Store In Messenger

10. Find and play games on Messenger

Messenger allows you to play games and invite friends to games. Your friends can see your game score.

Popular games on Messenger include Pac-Man, Words With Friends, Space Invaders, Arkanoid, EverWing, Next and Galaga.

How to find and play games on Messenger:

Find and play games on Messenger on iOS

  1. Go to a contact or a group chat that you want to play game with
  2. Tap > . If the option is not available, tap and select .
  3. Search for the game and select games on the game list.
Find and play games on Messenger on iOS
Find and play games on Messenger on iOS

Find and play games on Messenger on Android

  1. Go to a contact or a group chat that you want to play game with
  2. Tap > If the option is not available, tap and select .
  3. Search for the game and select games on the game list.
Find and play games on Messenger on Android
Find and play games on Messenger on Android

Above are the Top 10 Updated Features Not To Be Missed On Messenger, now you can use Messenger fluently and conveniently. Comment below if you need any further help or assistance.

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