20 Facebook Messenger Tricks that Every FB Messenger user must try
Currently, the Facebook Messenger is one of the most used apps all over the Globe. It is the second most used application after WhatsApp. Facebook messenger have approx 900 Million Daily active users. The popularity of messenger is because of various apps in it which make it more powerful and interesting.
Here are some Facebook Messenger Tricks which you must try
1. Voice and Video Calls
The Messenger is not only limited for messaging, you can call someone from the messenger too. Messenger has Voice and Video call support. You can call directly to another person by tapping on the phone icon.
If you don’t want to call just send a voice message. The other person can listen to it when he or she wants to.
2. Use Messenger as a Boarding Pass
The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines gives the flight update and check-in notifications through Messenger. You can use Messenger as your boarding pass when you arrive at the airport. It is useful when you forget your Boarding pass at home.
You can also re-book your flight via messenger. Soon other airlines will provide the same facility to their users.
3. Booking a Ride
Using different apps for booking a car? Now, leave it to the Messenger. You should install Uber and Lyft on your device and then you can control them with Messenger.
To use those apps in the Messenger, click on the three dots and select the ‘Transportation’ option. First, you are gone through the setup process then you can see Uber and Lyft as your contacts. you can chat and get a ride or you can click on the car icon to get a ride. You can make all the choices in messenger like finding a ride and booking it. The payment will be made with the details in Uber and Lyft app.
4. Random Cute
This is one of the coolest features in Facebook Messenger. If you want to send some Random cute pictures to your friend, just type @dailycute in the chat window.
You will instantly receive a cute image. You can share it with friends or you can post it on tour wall.
5. Change Conversation Color
You can change the color of the conversation from smurfy blue to any other color you want. This will change the color of chat for everyone whether it is a personal chat or a Group.
To change the conversation color, tap on the contact and choose ‘change color’.
6. Play Chess on Messenger
If you like to challenge your friend, then Facebook Messenger is the perfect app for you. Challenge your friend in a chess match. You can play chess on Messenger. To play the game just type @fbchess in the chat box and the game will appear.
To make moves, you will need to type all by yourself. For example, you want to move the pawn to column C to row 5, type @fbchess Pc5. If you need instructions for the game type @fbchess help.
7. Play Basketball on Messenger
Just like chess, you can play Basketball on the Facebook Messenger. To play a Basketball game with your friend, send them a Basketball emoji, then tap on the message.
To play the game, just swipe to get it in the Hoop, this will give you one point. If you missed the Hoop your game will be over and your score will be sent to your friend so he can try to beat it.
8. Save contacts by Nicknames
Calling your friends by their nickname is more convenient and funny too. But you can only see their proper names on the Facebook. Messenger gives us the flexibility to change their names in our contacts.
To add a nickname, click on their name and you will see the option ‘Add Nickname’.
9. Thumbs-Up, GIFs, and Stickers
One of the best Facebook Messenger features is- The quick Thumbs-up button. You can quickly react to someone’s message by pressing it. Press it for a while and it will become bigger.
Nowadays every messaging app provides Stickers. Facebook has its own set of Interesting stickers which you can use while chatting. Facebook provides a shortcut for different stickers for a different mood.
If you don’t like stickers then you can try GIF. Adding GIPHY in the Messenger you can send GIF to others. You can choose different GIF for different moods.
10. Group Chats
Planning a Party? Or, a night out with friends?. Don’t tell the planning person to person. Create a group on Messenger and start the group chat. Every member of the group can get the update of the plan.
You can also pin the groups to the top as well as you can change the name of the group. By Doing so you can organize a long-term group chat.
11. Share Location
The location sharing feature is one of its kinds. This feature lets you share your exact location with your friends. To do so, start chat with a friend click on the three dots and your location is shared with your friend.
It really helps when you are at an unknown place and you want your friend there to help you. You can also hide your location so that no one can see your exact location.
12. Messages from an Unknown person
In Facebook Messenger by default, you can only see the messages from your friends. If you want to see the messages from a stranger, you can check those messages. Go to Settings -> People -> Message Requests.
13. Chat without FB account
Did you know, you can use you can chat on Messenger without a Facebook account? Yes, you can chat without an FB account via Messenger. To do so just install the Messenger app in your phone and put your phone number in it. it will recognize you by your phone number.
14. Send Money via Facebook Messenger
We can call messenger as ‘ALL IN ONE’ app. Facebook Messenger also provides the facility to send money via the mobile by using the internet data of it. You can send money through the messenger to your friend.
To send money, click on the three little dots and choose the ‘Payment’ option. You have to connect the debit card to your account for sending the money.
15. Shortcut for Favorite Contact
You can create shortcuts for your favorite contacts in Messenger. Select the contact which you in Messenger hold it for a while and a menu will come. Tap one the ‘Create Shortcut’. The shortcut is created, and you can save it on your Home Screen. This can be done only in Android phones.
16. Quick Camera
Taking a photo with the camera and then uploading it to Messenger is quite time-consuming. To save your time Messenger gives you control to take the photo directly using the Messenger and share it with your friends.
To take photos using Messenger tap on the Camera icon. Take a photo and share it with your friends on messenger. You can also record a video using the messenger and send it to your friends.
17. Edit your Photo
Very few people like the simple photo and others like to edit the photo. To those who likes to edit the photos, Messenger makes it easy. To edit your photo, tap on the ‘Edit’ when you open the image. You can add text as well as effect in the image.
Soon Messenger will add a new feature to edit the videos. Facebook has acquired the video filter maker Msqrd. Soon FB will launch the new video editing function to compete with other apps likes Snapchat.
The notifications show previews of newly arrived messages are shown on the lock screen. You can stop Messenger from displaying the content of the message in those notifications.
To remove previews, Go to Settings and then uncheck the ‘Show Previews’ option.
19. Sending Music
To send music across your contacts use the Messenger. You can send the Spotify tracks to your friends on Messenger. To send the tracks via Messenger you must have Spotify installed on your device as well as on your friend’s device. If not he/ she must install it.
Sending the track is easy. Click on three dots -> select ‘Spotify’ -> then select the desired track -> Press ‘Send’ to send the track to your contact.
20. Secret Conversations
Now chat secretly on FB Messenger, because it has got end-to-end encryption. Facebook used the Signal Protocol technology developed by the Open whisper Systems, that is also used in Whatsapp for End-to-End encryption.