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13 Facebook Messenger tips to know

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Facebook is one of the most popular social networks in the world; Messenger, its instant messaging service, is one of the most used.

Thanks to Facebook Messenger, you can keep in touch with your (distant) friends, share photos, videos and play.

Ms. Sil is directly associated with Facebook, Messenger has its own application (iOS and Android). And, like all other apps, it expands and expands with new features.

You've probably used one of our Facebook Messenger tips, but do you think you know all of them? Now is the time to find out.

To be unbeatable on social networks, don't hesitate to also take a look at our Instagram tips and tricks article.

Activity outside of Facebook

Here's a feature that many have been waiting for a long time: Activity outside of Facebook. It allows you to have greater control over the collection of your activities outside the social network.

You can view and delete your history. This function is accessible from your web browser and the smartphone application, here is how to do it:

  • On your computer, go to https://www.facebook.com/off_facebook_activity/.
  • On iOS, go to the app, follow the path: Privacy shortcuts Your Facebook data View or delete your activity outside of Facebook.
  • On Android, open the app then follow the path: Settings and privacy Privacy shortcuts Your Facebook data View or delete your activity outside of Facebook.

Activate Dark Mode

To activate Dark mode (dark mode) on Messenger, send a moon emoji one of your contacts, a rain of moons will then sabotage your conversation.

A message You found the dark mode! Try in the settings will appear, press it.

Once in your settings, drag the slider Dark Mode to activate it and tap okay to validate.

Deactivate online status

Messenger has the tendency to warn your contacts that you are online even when you are not. In reality, it simply means that you are reachable.

To deactivate this status and appear Offline, press lyour profile icon, scroll through the options and select Online Status. Finally, drag the slider Indicate when you are online.

Make a group video call

To make a video call with all your friends, open a group conversation, tap the names of your contacts, then tap theaudio icon (or video) at the top of the screen.

Access invitations

If a person with whom you are not friends sends you a message, it does not appear in your inbox.

To access these invitations, go totwo people icon under the list of your conversations, then on licne Bubble (with the three dots inside).

Thus, you will have access to all invitations from people who are not on your friends list.

Add contacts to Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger has QR technology, it allows you to add new contacts on Facebook or share your account faster. The QR code is the blue box around your photo.

To use it, press theyour profile icon, then on your photo at the top of the screen.

To scan someone's account, always after tapping on your image, go to the icon of thecamera.

Then place the photo sensor of your mobile device in front of a Messenger code and voila.

Disable notifications

On Messenger, group conversations always arouse a lot of interest. Messages are often sent by the dozen and your phone quickly finds itself inundated with notifications.

To deactivate these alerts, open your conversation, tap on the name of the contacts or conversation, then go to confidentiality and assistance. present, head for option Receive notifications and press Mute the conversation.

Share your location

Sharing your location is useful when you want to join friends, or to find your way around.

On any conversation, tap thefour point icon next to the text field, then on Position, finally on Share my current location.

To stop sharing, return your conversation and press Stop sharing.

Add filters to your photos

Even on Facebook Messenger, you can send Snapchat style photos to your friends.

Open a conversation then to see the different filters appear, press lcamera icon.

Once you have taken your photo, three icons on the right of the screen appear, thanks to them you can add text, emojis ...

Send a GIF

A picture is worth a thousand words, and sending GIFs is a fun way to communicate your reactions with your friends.

On your conversation, next to the text field, tap the four points then select GIF. You can also send stickers and emojis.

Stop automatic saving of sent photos

To turn off automatic backup of your photos on Messenger, tap theyour profile icon, then go to Data and storage.

In the section Camera, deactivate Save photos and videos.

Disable Chat Headers

Chat bubbles do not exist on iOS, so this trick is for Android users.

When you receive a Facebook message, the image of your contact's profile appears in a bubble on the screen. This feature can become irritating when watching a video or playing a game.

Fortunately, it is possible to deactivate it. To do this, on Messenger, tap onyour profile icon, then scroll down and tap the cursor Chat bubbles.

Play with your friends on Facebook Messenger

On Facebook Messenger, you can invite your friends to play football or basketball.

For that, nothing more simple, on the conversation simply send the soccer ball or basketball emoji.

Then, to start the game, all you have to do is touch the emoji.

now it's your turn to play!

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