The Facebook instant messenger app is one of the largest instant messaging apps. This is because of its integration with the main Facebook social network. Fortunately, the Facebook instant messenger app could also serve as a standalone messenger app; which means you don’t really need to have a Facebook account to sign up Facebook instant messenger.
For Facebook web users, you could also switch to the Facebook instant messenger mode by clicking on your message icon, then scroll down and click “see all in messenger”. (Keep in mind that most of this features to be listed in this article aren’t applicable for Web/desktop version).
The Facebook Instant Messenger of late has evolved with more exciting features. Read more and you will be amazed at your new findings.
Facebook Instant Messenger Features
Facebook Messenger unarguably is now the best medium to text friends and relatives, for its unlimited text powers, and unlimited compatibility with other messaging platforms.
Asides from accessing the messenger through signing up your Facebook (for the desktop version), messenger also has a standalone browser. Just search it on the web and sign in. Really? Now this is why you should try this out. For starters, you get a full-screen interface, with much easier management and organization of contacts and messages.
Highly Classified Messaging Platform
With the random issues on hackers, messenger has an encrypted coded messaging feature; you could even have it set in such a way that after some time, the messages delete themselves automatically. To start such a conversation in the iOS version of messenger, tap the new-message icon (top-right corner), then tap Secret and choose the person you want to chat with.
In android, start a new conversation, then tap the info icon (top-right corner) and then Secret conversation. In both cases you can tap the little timer icon in the text box and set a timer to make the conversation disappear.
Spectacular Group Chat
Group text messaging on some messengers can be frustrating, especially iOS and android users collaboration. Messenger makes it easy to chat effectively across a heterogeneous group. Just create a new message then, enter the names of the participants.
Once you’ve sent that first message, you can click the settings icon (the little gear) and change the conversation name and/or colour, send files, create a permanent group, schedule an event and mute the conversation if notifications get overwhelming.
Send and Receive Money
You can use messenger to send and receive money, PayPal-style. This requires a debit card on both ends of the transaction. But there’s no cost to use the service, which offers PIN-based protection and “industry-leading security”.
For online business and people who offer products and services on Facebook, this platform is really awesome, and comes in-handy but this feature has only been adopted in the USA for now.”
You can play mini-games in Messenger with your friends but not necessarily in real time. These range from arcade classics like Galaga and Pac-Man to newer games like Words With Friends and Cut the Rope 2. If you want to play on your own, just tap the Games tab and choose a title.
To play against a friend, open your conversation with that friend, tap the “plus” icon and then tap Games.
Even though some applications like Skype, IMO, are known for video calls, Facebook Messenger has come into the competition, STRONG. You could make voice calls, video calls, for free… but if you aren’t using a WIFI, then be sure your data will be affected.
Although the Facebook instant messenger is still been managed by the Facebook Company, it is good to note that it was such an amazing idea to also make the Messenger a stand-alone app. If you have noticed other awesome features, please do not hesitate to update us via our comment box. Subscribe to this platform for more updates on related topics.