With 1.3 billion monthly users, Facebook’s Messenger app has become one of the most popular messaging tools in the world. Messenger is a messaging app owned by Meta, full of great features. This is not only for messaging, but also for many other beautiful features.
Let’s take a look at some of the best features of Messenger that all users should know.
Using Messenger On The Computer
Annoyed by the use of Messenger on smartphones? You can try the desktop version of Messenger on any computer. Many people use Facebook.com to chat on their computer. However, messaging can be done easily from the computer using the desktop version of Messenger. The desktop version of Messenger works just like the Messenger app on the phone.
The desktop version of Messenger can be used on Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, any type of computer. To use the desktop web version of Messenger, access Messenger.com from your computer in any browser. You can login to Messenger using Facebook account.
Messenger came out in 2006 as a Facebook chat. Exactly a few years later, Facebook bought the current meta Instagram and WhatsApp. Since the three messaging apps are owned by the same company, Instagram has a chat feature using Messenger.
Facebook is planning to bring WhatsApp to Chat Messenger, which we’ll see soon. To view Instagram chat from Messenger:
- Enter Messenger settings
- Enter the privacy section
- When you type message privacy, you’ll see the option to view messages on Messenger on Instagram. Similarly, you may decide not to come to Instagram Messenger.
- In this case, you need to create a link between your Facebook ID and Instagram, the options of which you will find there.
Encrypted messages provide maximum privacy and security for any conversation. Messenger has a feature called Secret Conversation for sending encrypted messages. All messages and calls are protected using this encryption feature.
Encrypted conversations can be started by entering any chat settings and entering the secret conversation option. There is also the option to delete the message of that conversation after a certain period of time.
Stories can be posted on messengers like Instagram. Any type of text, picture and video story can be posted on Messenger, which will be automatically deleted after 24 hours. The story can be posted directly to the story by recording or taking pictures and can also be posted as a picture or video story from the phone gallery.
By entering Messenger, you’ll see stories posted by Messenger contacts in the Story tab of the Folk section. You can post any photo or video you like by tapping Add Story. Who can see the story posted on Messenger can be controlled by entering the Story menu in Messenger settings.
Currently, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, Facebook’s three apps have vanish mode feature. Messages sent with this feature are deleted after a certain period of time. It can be compared to Snapchat’s default chatting system.
Vanishing mode can be easily turned on in Messenger. If you swipe from bottom to top in the chat, the vanished mode will be turned on. Closing the app will delete all chats in vanish mode.
The poll feature is very helpful for making simple comments or decisions on any topic with family or group of friends. If someone posts a poll through this feature, group members will be able to vote on it.