Facebook has been working really hard on their Messenger app. In fact, over the course of the last few years the social media giant has rolled out many a new feature to their app. Rather you are unacquainted to most of these features.
So just in case you though that the Messenger app was all about chatting with friends on Facebook, then wait these new features of the app will surely make you re-think.
Send Money on the go
Facebook recently introduced a new feature to their messenger app which now allows users to send money to their friends on the go. To enable this feature all you need to do is to add your debit/credit card details on to your Messenger app. Thereafter add money of any denomination and send it across to your friends and loved ones.
The Secret Basketball Game
Off late, Facebook integrated an addictive Basketball Game to their Messenger app. Apparently this game will help you to refresh yourself just in case you are too bored chatting without friends or colleagues. Wondering how does this game work? Well, try it out yourself.
Send Dropbox files on the go
Often than not you may feel like sending files and images to your friends via the Messenger app. While, it's possible to do so for files saved on your phone, but the same isn't true for those present in your cloud storage. In a recent update though Facebook has solved the issue, as their Messenger app now comes with a feature that help you to embed files from your Dropbox account.
Video Chat now comes a Heads Interface
Facebook recently rolled down a new feature to the Messenger app dubbed the Video Chat Heads. It is available both on Android and iOS app. The Messenger video chat feature allow you to see an allways-on-top Chats Head interface for video calls too.
Facebook Desktop App
As you may already be aware, Facebook app is pretty resource hungry. It not only takes up your valuable storage space, but hogs your RAM too. So very few people download and install the Facebook app on their Windows PCs and Laptops. Instead they prefer surfing Facebook directly from their browser. It's worth noting that Facebook needs to improve on their Windows app if they plan to gain more market traction.
Scannable Profile Codes
Messenger now comes with unique scannable profiles codes that helps you connect to more and more people. Apparently Facebook has big plans for their Messenger app. The company doesn't want to limit the usage of their Messenger app for just for chatting with their friends but also for talking to chat bots of a company's customer service department. Apparently the Facebook's newly introduced Scannable Codes are quite similar to that of Snapchat's snapcodes.
Did you know that Facebook has an Android exclusive app called Hello Dialler. The app apparently uses Facebook database to identify callers so that you will know is calling, even if the person isn't one of your contacts. Apart from that it has a potential of blocking unwanted numbers and sports a new search feature that helps you find nearby businesses easily.
Pin a conversation
Facebook's Messenger app now allow you to pin conversations. All you need to do is to go a Group Conversation and then Tap in the upper-right corner. Then go to Tap More and select Pin to Groups. Just in case your conversation doesn't have a name, you will need to enter on first.
Share your location to friends
Did you know that you can send your present location to your friends via Messenger app? Last year Facebook introduced a new feature for their messenger app that lets your share your location on the move to a friend of yours. So do you have a friend who is always late to meetings and keeps on saying he has always reached? If so, this new feature of Messenger will surely land him in trouble!