Facebook Messenger Launched With Improved UI And Improvements

Facebook Messenger is a standalone service from the large social media company. But it does connect to your Facebook profile to set up your ID and gain you access to your friend list. Now, Facebook Messenger launched with improved UI and performance improvements.

It’s probably among the top 5 go-to apps in the world for online messaging. The app has gathered over 1 billion users in the eight years since its activation.

Facebook Messenger Features

  • Messages – In case exchanging phone numbers is too old school for you, and then a quick user ID search will have you sending messages in no time.
  • Calling – Facebook messenger can support both audio and video calls. Group calls can also be made as well as international calls — a great way to keep in touch with your friends worldwide.
  • Group actions – If you create a group on Messenger, you will gain access to some fun, interactive actions. These include making decisions with polls, location sharing, and splitting the bill.
  • File transfer – Messenger is a quick and easy way to transfer files like photos, videos, and documents. If you’re feeling lazy and don’t feel like talking, you can send voice messages to your friends. Pretend you’re using a walkie talkie across a continent.
  • Local business interactions – Facebook created a unique profile for local businesses. Because of this, the user can see what products and services are available nearby. Make a reservation at a restaurant, schedule an appointment at a dentist, or order some sweets from the best bakery in town.
  • Connect with Paypal – If you live in the US, UK or France, then you can send money to your friends via Paypal directly from the Messenger app. Paypal only needs an email as transaction information. Facebook uses email as a user ID, so everything is in place.
  • Games – If you are on the subway and still have an internet connection, you will probably cure your boredom by playing a game. Invite your friends on Facebook to play the game with you.

What’s New In Facebook Messenger

The new Facebook Messenger update is now more straightforward to use and navigate. Now, Facebook decided to make Facebook Messenger as a more simplified app, split into three tabs – People, Chat, and Discover.

According to the official Facebook Messenger release notes, the following things are available:

  • Chat tab lets you quickly access all your messages.
  • People tab helps you find friends, both new and old.
  • Discover tab connects you to your favorite brands, find discounts, play games, and more in explore.
  • New color gradients make your chat more colorful too!

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