With more than 1.3 billion monthly users, Facebook’s messenger app has become one of the most popular messaging tools in the world. Messenger is a messaging app owned by Meta, full of great features. It is not only for messaging but also for many other wonderful features.
Let’s take a look at some of the best features of Messenger that all users should know.
Using Messenger on the computer
Annoyed to use messenger on smartphones? You can try the desktop version of Messenger, on any computer. Many people enter Facebook.com on their computers and chat. However, messaging can be done easily from the computer using the desktop version of Messenger. The desktop version of Messenger works exactly like the Messenger app on the phone.
The desktop version of Messenger can be used on Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, any type of computer. To use the desktop web version of Messenger, access Messenger.com in any browser from your computer. You can log in to Messenger using your Facebook account. Fresh Bazar
A messenger came as a Facebook chat in 2006. Exactly a few years later, Facebook bought Instagram and WhatsApp, the current meta. Since the three messaging apps are owned by the same company, Instagram has a chat feature using Messenger.
Facebook plans to bring WhatsApp to Chat Messenger, which we’ll see soon. To view Instagram chats from Messenger:
***Enter Messenger settings
***Enter the Privacy section
***If you enter Message Privacy, you will see the option to view the message in Messenger on Instagram. Similarly, you can also decide not to come to Instagram’s messenger.
In this case, you need to create a link between your Facebook ID and Instagram, the options of which you will find there.
Encrypted messages provide maximum privacy and security for any conversation Messenger contains a feature referred to as Secret speech communication for causation encrypted messages. All messages and calls are protected using this encryption feature.
Encrypted conversations can be started by entering the Go to Secret Conversation option by entering any chat settings. There is additionally the choice to delete the message of that speech communication once a definite amount of your time.
Stories can be posted on messengers like Instagram. Any type of text, picture, and video story can be posted on Messenger, which is automatically deleted after 24 hours. The story can be posted directly to the story by recording or taking pictures, and can also be posted as a picture or video story from the gallery of the phone.
By entering Messenger, you will see the stories posted by Messenger contacts in the Stories tab of the People section. You can post any picture or video like yourself by tapping Add to Story. Who can see the story posted on Messenger can be controlled by entering the Story menu in Messenger settings.
Currently, the three apps of Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Facebook have the Vanish Mode feature. Messages sent with this feature are deleted after a certain period of time. It can be compared to Snapchat’s default chatting system.
Vanishing mode can be turned on easily in Messenger. If you swipe up from below in any chat, disappearing message i.e. vanish mode will be turned on. Closing the app will delete all chats in vanish mode.
The Poll feature is very helpful for making simple comments or decisions on any topic with family or a group of friends. With this feature, if someone posts a poll, group members can vote on it.
You can see the Poll feature by entering any chat in Android Messenger and tapping on the four-dot menu. To create a poll, tap on Poll, write the question, enter the options, then tap Create Poll and post the poll in the group. And on the iPhone, by clicking on the plus icon on the left side of a chatbox, you will find the poll option on the far right.
Use Messenger as an SMS app
There is a feature to access all the SMS messengers coming in the SIM of the mobile. In this case, Messenger can act as the default SMS app. In other words, SMS can be viewed directly and can be replied to from Messenger. To turn on the feature of SMS in Messenger, enter the settings of the app, enter the SMS section and turn on the displayed option. You can then use Messenger as an SMS app by selecting Messenger and tapping Set as default.
You can share your live location with family or friends on Messenger. Messenger app for both Android and iOS platforms has a location sharing feature. You can share your own live location using this feature, again you can share the location of any specific place. To share live location in Messenger:
***Enter any chat
***Enter the four-dot menu and tap on Location
***You will then see your live location on the map, select that location or any other location
***Then select the time for which you want to share the location and send the location
Messenger app will get access to your phone’s location if you share a live location. Turn on live location sharing by providing phone location access.
One of the best features of Messenger is the unsend message feature. After sending any message, now there is an opportunity to unsent in messenger. To send a message after sending any message:
***Press and hold the message you want to unsend
***You will see a menu, from there select Remove
***Select Unsend to delete the message from you or the person you sent the message to.
***Just tap on Remove for You to delete the message from your side. (Android)
***In the case of the iPhone, if you press and hold the message, some options will come up. From there you have to select More. Then the unsend option will come. If you select Unsend for everyone from there, the message will be deleted for everyone. Unsend for you will only delete the message from you, leaving the message in the inbox of others.
Messenger has access to multiple accounts. To use more than one Facebook account in Messenger:
***Enter Messenger settings
***Tap on Switch Account
***Then log in to your account by tapping Add Account
***You can also create a new account by tapping Create a new account.
Kids might use TickTock, Snapchat, or Instagram on their phones. For example, Messenger can use your phone to chat or call with friends or family members. Facebook has a Messenger Kids app for kids, designed for kids to use. Older family members will also be able to see the insights used by the children.
Which of the following features of Messenger do you like? Let us know in the comments section.
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