Apr 12, 2018

Hidden Facebook Messenger Tricks You Need To Know

Most people just find themselves having a Facebook account and installing Facebook messenger on their mobile device while they did not know the usefulness of the app on their phone,  some might think because Facebook Messenger is one those ubiquitous apps that almost everyone uses on a daily basis and doesn’t really think about it. NO,  it not only that... Facebook and various partner apps are making it even more powerful of some very interesting things you can do directly from Messenger itself without help of anybody,  what you need is having a facebook messenger and login with you facebook account credentials

For some that didn't know,  you have to know that their is something called Messenger client and there are so many more alternative Messenger clients you can try and also some acebook tricks you should check out. The update about the Facebook tricks which are the latest are quite useful while alot of them are interesting...

Below are the useful and interesting Facebook Messenger tricks you have to know.

Read This: How To Make Use Of Facebook Messenger Without Facebook Account

>>Messenger Chess
Do you know you can play chess on Messenger? Yes it possible,  if you feel like challeging a friend at chess, you can do so from within the Facebook Messenger app. All you need to do is to type @fbchess in your chat and the game will commence. To make moves, you’ll need to manually type in the moves, such as @fbchess Pb4 to move a pawn in column B to row 4. If you get stuck you can always type @fbchess help for instructions or other enquiries in playing the game.

>>Shortcuts For Android user
Android users can set up a shortcut for their favorite contacts. Just select the contact you want in Messenger, hold briefly and a menu will come up. Choose “Create Shortcut” and you’re done. You can organize this in the same way as any other Android app icon.

>>Add Nicknames
It also possible to add a nickname incase you probably got a few friends who go by a nickname that’s completely unrelated to their proper name on Facebook. You possibly also have a friends that have changed surnames over the years, yet you only seem to recall their old names.
Just make use of the Messenger’s nickname feature to help remind you who all these people are. Just click on their name and you should see the option to add the nickname.

>>Messenger’s Future
Some users can already try upcoming features of Facebook Messenger, such as the personal assistant M and being able to switch between multiple accounts. Some businesses are able to offer customer service directly through the Messenger app, too.

>>Stickers, GIFs & Thumbs-Up
Though this is very common and Facebook had already integrated a whole bunch of stickers for you to use in messages, with different styles available, and you can choose your favorites as well. If you are the type that don't have interest in stickers, Facebook has integrated Giphy into Messenger, so you can find just about any GIF you like and insert it in a few clicks.
In the case of thumbs-up,  There’s also a quick thumbs-up button you can use for a simple reaction to a message to show you reaction towards a text. The shocking part is that most people don’t realize you can also resize it by holding the thumb before you post. Try it today and see the surprising thing

>>Use Facebook Messenger as a Boarding Pass
As a matter of fact,  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines now give passengers the option to receive their flight updates and check in notifications through Facebook Messenger. And when you arrive at the airport, you can actually use Facebook Messenger as your boarding pass.
if you need to re-book your flight you can do it all via Messenger. I know very soon,  other airlines will join the team.

>>Send Money in Messenger
I think have showed you a post on sending money in Messenger recently. If you need to pay a friend back for something...Just dive into Messenger and pay them directly and it's stress free.
If you want to perform that trick >>Click the three dots and choose “Payments”. The first time you do this you’ll need to connect a debit card to your account.

See Also: How To Set Up Trusted Contacts On Your Facebook

>>Mute Messenger Notifications
You can mute Facebook Messenger notifications If you’ve ever been in an active group chat and you noticed it can be a special form of torture. Notifications for every single message can really start to get on your nerves, you can fix it by muting the whole group chat. You can mute for a set length of time
15 minutes
1 hour
8 hours
24 hours
You can also choose “Until I turn it back on” for an indefinite period of time.

>>Change Color

You can change your chat color by Clicking on a contact and choose “Change Color”. This will change the conversation color for everyone in the chat, this also affect the group chat.

>>Messages From Non-Friends
By default you only see messages from your contacts, even though occasionally you may be sent a message from a stranger. If you want to check these messages, head to Settings > People > Message Requests.

>>Random Cute

For those people who know someone who could use a dose of cuteness, open up a chat with them and type @dailycute. It’ll instantly grab a cute image for you and post it. There is no time wasting about this.

>>Remove Previews
If you’ve got your notifications showing up on your lock screen, you may remove the previews if you wish but for me I will stop Messenger from displaying the content of your messages in those notifications because I might not really want your friends being able to see private chats while they hold my phone
If you want to remove previews, just head into the settings and uncheck the “Show Previews” option, that's all

>>Take Photos in Messenger
If you lazy to go you camera app to upload photos,  you can actually just click on the camera icon to get the job done. Take a quick selfie or a photo of something you need to share and it will send instantly.
You can also make a video by holding the button to record a video with the same tool, which has options to use the rear camera also, just like the normal camera app

>>Draw on Your Pictures
Sometimes you need to draw on your pictures or write a bit of information to make it clear what the receiver is supposed to learn from the image. So, click Edit while viewing your image and add whatever modifications are required. This only works for images you’ve swiped to, not images in the gallery.
Soon we’ll also be able to manipulate our videos in Messenger, as Facebook has acquired the video filter maker and will no doubt make use of this new investment quickly to compete with Snapchat.

>>Send Spotify Tracks in Messenger
If you have the Spotify app installed on your device, you can send Spotify tracks to friends via Messenger. Your friend will need to have Spotify installed to play the track, but they’ll be prompted to install it if they don’t.
Just click on the three dots in your Messenger chat, choose Spotify and navigate in the Spotify app to find the track you want. Select the track and press send.

>>Install Compatible Apps
What I want you to understand is that there are many of apps that are compatible with Messenger which can be used to enhance your experience. Just like Giphy and Spotify, these apps will be readily available once integrated, however you need to install these apps on your device before integrating.
Try using  a number of apps such as emoji keyboards, Bitmoji, GIF keyboards, meme apps, and weather apps. To integrate a new app, hit the three dots from any conversation and scroll down the list of compatible apps currently on your device. Click “Install” when you’ve found one you want to use.

>>Voice & Video Calls
Note that Facebook Messenger isn’t just for text messages. It’s very simple to start voice or video calls by using the relevant buttons at the top of your chat.
It is also possible to leave a voice message whenever you like. So, if the person you want to talk to isn’t around, just leave a voice message they can listen to later when they come online.

>>Sharing of Location

As far as location is concerned,  If you want your friends to know exactly where you are, jump into a chat with them, hit the three dots and choose Location. Your friend will instantly get a map showing your precise position. This trick is really cool to use when you’re running late to office or important meeting and for couple,  you can build more trust to each other with this Facebook messenger trick.  You can also wish to hide your location in Messenger for privacy purposes so it depends on you.

Recommended: How To Fix Facebook App Crashing On Your Smartphones

>>Basketball on Messenger
If you want to play a basketball game with a friend quickly, it possible here,  all you need to do is send a basketball emoji to them, then tap on the message.
From there you just swipe to get it in the hoop, which will gain you a point. When you eventually miss the hoop, your game will end and your score is tallied and sent to your friend so they can try to beat it.

>>Use Just Your Phone Number To Open A Messenger
Some of us thinking is that before you can make use of Messenger,  you need to have a Facebook account First and it's not like that because not everyone has a Facebook account, so if you want to use Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account, just install the Messenger app on your smartphone and it will identify you by your phone number, that's all.

>>Hail an Uber Ride in Messenger
Uber and Lyft are integrated into Facebook, but they need to be installed on your device and you do need to set things up the first time you use them through Messenger. Just hit the three dots and choose “Transportation”.
The first time you’ll be talked through the setup process. From then on you’ll be able to see Uber/Lyft as another one of your contacts and chat to it to get yourself a ride — there’s also a car icon to click. You can make all of your choices within Messenger, see the fare and book. Payment is made with the details in your Uber or Lyft app.

>>Group Messages
If you need to pass an information across between your friends, just start a group chat with all the relevant parties so you can sort things out at once. Everyone gets all the updates and no-one misses anything important.

By do doing,  you can as well name your groups and pin them to the top, so if you’ve got a long-term group chat going with your family members or your bowling friends you can keep it organised and easy to locate.
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