Facebook Messenger initially came as a dependent app of Facebook with a limited number of functionalities including messaging and some other features. The second biggest feature introduced by the Messenger developers was calling and later on the app kept on expanding so that now it has almost become an independent app. Features like adding on messenger give it a feeling of an app separate from Facebook, however, this app can never be disassociated with Facebook.
But do you really know what Messenger is truly capable of? Here are the top 3 features of messenger that you probably didn’t know.
The name sounds tempting if you want to keep some of your conversations extremely private. For example exchanging a sensitive information that needs to go through the safe hands can be sent through the secret conversations feature of Messenger. The Messenger basically encrypts the data from end to end and the best part is that the message automatically gets deleted after some time of being seen by the receiver.
To start a secret conversation, toggle the padlock icon once you start a new conversation. The app will change to a darker color showing that you have now started a secret conversation.
If you are in middle of an ongoing conversation and want to make it a secret one, tap on the i logo in the top right corner of the screen and then select the ‘Secret Conversation’ option.
Like filters on Instagram and Snapchat, you can put smiley faces on your faces during a Messenger Video call. Do check out the feature and you laugh the hell out loud. To try this during a video call, look at the options at the bottom of the screen. In an updated version of Messenger, you can see the filters, masks, and reactions that you can add to your faces during the live call. Also, tap the ‘Like’ button to check out different reactions. To have some extra fun, try it once with the camera near you and once with the camera away from you.
Playing multiplayer games was not this easy before. Messenger brings you amazing games to be played online with friends. Games like Pac-Man are built-in in the Messenger app so imagine playing it online with your Messenger friends. Also, if you like games with real interactive experience, you can go for the “Words with Friends.”
To start playing Messenger games, tap the controller icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the app and you’ll see a list of games. Choose the one which you want to play and have fun with your friends.