Facebook seems more intent on pushing its users to interact with the Messenger app and use it more than just sending messages to friends. There’s a whole lot more that you need to know to make the app as useful as possible. If you’re using FB Messenger to only chat with your friends then you’re seriously missing out some of its cool features. Today, we’ve curated a list of 8 cool Facebook Messenger features that you probably don’t know. Let’s explore them one by one.
Facebook Messenger Features
Book a Restaurant Together
Nowadays, it’s quite difficult to make group plans but now you can use the chat feature and tell others where you want to go. FB Messenger helps you easily add friends to group chats so you can make dinner or travel plans, or just talk about your day.
In order to access this feature, just tap on the blue “+” (Plus) icon at the bottom-left side of your device’s screen and then open the OpenTable app. What’s great is that you can also share the booking details with your group conversation.
Reactions on Your Face
You can now use FB emoji reactions on your face during a video call. While video chatting, you’ll get several different options at the bottom of your device’s screen to add masks, emoji reactions, and filters.
Create Shared Spotify Playlists
Another one in our list of Facebook Messenger features is to create shared Spotify playlists. Yes, you’ve read it right! You can now create a group playlist on Spotify in Facebook Messenger.
To get started, create a group that has all people you’d like to have control over the playlist. Now, tap on the blue Plus icon in the lower-left corner of your device’s screen and then create a playlist and share it with the group. However, you’re able to add only one track at a time in the Messenger extension of Spotify.
Have a Secret Conversation
Do you want to share any sensitive information with someone? If yes then this feature works the best for you. As Facebook has stopped allowing you to send in-app messages, its Messenger app allows you to send secret messages that will disappear after a specific period of time.
You can access this feature by using one of the two ways. The first way is to compose a new message and then toggle the symbol with a padlock. Consequently, the app will change to a darker color. Secondly, if you’re already in a chat with someone you want a secret conversation with, tap on the ‘i’ logo at the top-right side of your device’s screen and then tap Go to Secret Conversation.
One of the coolest Facebook Messenger features is instant games. Messenger app offers you a couple of dozen mini-games that you can play solo or with a friend, though not in real time. It’s a fun to play games on phone but it’s even more entertaining when you can play with your friends over the phone.
You’ll be happy to know that Messenger has games right within the app. You can now play Pac-Man and your friends can also play to beat your high score. If you type Pac-Mac or Space Invaders into the search bar, you can easily access these games. In order to play against a friend, just open your conversation with that friend and then tap on the Plus icon. Next, tap on the Games option and get set to take your gaming experience to the next level.
If you would like to have the real interactive experience, you can play Words with Friends. In order to start a game, all you need to do is tap on the controller icon at the bottom-right side of the app. You can then select which game you want to play. You’ll get the options to select which friends you want to compete against. Let’s play guys!
Plan a Holiday
The KAYAK extension is an incredibly easy way of suggesting ideas to your group. You can now search for hotels or flights, or you can also use Travel Planner to create a poll of possible destinations and share with the group of people so they can all vote on it.
In a chat, just tap on the blue Plus icon at the bottom-left side of your device’s screen and then tap on the KAYAK logo.
Share a Messenger Code
Nowadays, it’s not easy to find someone on FB as many people sharing the same name. However, Facebook Messenger includes a simple way to find new contacts and start chatting with them. You can now scan to start a new chat as each user has their unique Messenger code.
To scan a Messenger Code, just click on the blue square icon at the bottom of your device’s screen. Next, click on the scan messenger code. Once you’re done, you’ll have the option to either take a photo of a code or display your own. Simply point your phone’s camera at the code and thus, you’re in a chat. It’s the perfect Facebook Messenger feature if you have a common name or a complicated name.
React to Things People Have Said
You can now use the same Reactions in Messenger app that you can use on FB. Next to a speech bubble, you will see a bubble with a little emoticon. If you tap on it, you’ll get a range of different reactions that you can apply to that particular comment.
What’s more, if you want to show someone that you really like what they have said, you can also try holding down the blue Like button and watch it grow.
That’s all we’ve in our list of 8 cool Facebook Messenger features to make you more familiar with the app.
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