Facebook Messenger: all the tricks hidden absolutely

the Facebook Messenger app which has now more than 800 million monthly active users would like to place our SMS. She make it? Here is another story. In the meantime, here are all the essential tips to better use.

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here are the main tricks hidden Facebook Messenger. Note that you will find here only those available in France or about to be made available. American users can, for example, send money to their friends via Messenger . Option that is, unfortunately, not yet available in our region.

1. no need to be on Facebook to use Messenger

and Yes, contrary to common belief, it is now possible to use the e-mail client, same If you don’t have an account on the social network . Simply, download the application in the Store then to click “I’m not on Facebook”, when identify you at the launch of the application. Then, simply return your name and phone number and add a photo.

Facebook messenger sans compte

2. Connect you from a PC

of course, it was already possible to use the Instant Messenger Facebook from a PC but if you log in via the social network. Now, simply visit the website and then connect. You will then find an interface similar to that of the application but declined in a desktop version.

facebook messenger web

3. Use Facebook Messenger as SMS client

since the last update of the application, it is possible to use Facebook Messenger as SMS/MMS client . Your SMS conversations are displayed in the middle of those of the mail client and it allows you to use a single application instead of two. To activate this option, simply select Messenger as the default SMS client in Android settings.

4. Send a short video of 15 seconds in a conversation

on Facebook Messenger, it is possible to share photos in your conversations but also videos, simply for that of:

  • click on the camera icon just above the field of messages

  • do a long press on the shutter of the camera to record your video

  • send your video as you would for a photo

5. Send your location

agrees, Messenger has always allowed to share their location with my interlocutor. Except that before, this option was on by default and to so turn it off If you do not want us to know where you are . A system not very practical, as it did not think all the time. Fortunately, since then it changed and you share your location if you like , using a button. In addition, it is also possible to share a nearby strategic place like a restaurant or a store.

facebook messenger localisation

6. Send GIF

and Yes, Facebook Messenger now lets share GIFS in conversations. To do this, simply press the icon three points that are found to the right of the bar of the chat options and then click GIF or another third-party application installed on your phone. The application will also suggest other apps of databases of GIF.

7 customize your conversations

to make it a bit more attractive, it is now possible to customize your conversations. It is possible to choose a different color than the traditional blue of Messenger, to assign an emoticon to the conversation or even give you a nickname. To do this:

  • appointment in a conversation

  • click the ‘i’ top-right

  • select the option of your choice and let guide you

8. Cut the notifications

one of your contacts send you 10 messages per minute? Do you know that it is possible to turn off notifications for a specific discussion. A silent mode you can activate, either term, or until that re-enable notifications. To do this, simply:

  • click the ‘i’ top-right

  • select “Notifications”

  • set the duration of the interruption

9. Enable ephemeral messages

recently, the application offers a new option, no doubt inspired by Snapchat , to ephemeral messages. Once this option is activated, the interface will then change color and a message will warn you that messages sent during this period will be cleared an hour after they are sent. To enable ephemeral messages, just to click on the hourglass on the top of the conversation and do the same to turn them off.

facebook messenger messages ephemeres

10. Access the filtered messages

a few months ago, Facebook removed the box e-mail ‘Other’ . Now, spam and the messages considered junk by the social network lands in a secret Inbox. The problem is that when the sender is not in your contacts, then the message is redirected to this box secret. So you can potentially miss an important message. Here’s how to get to this box.

  • Launch the application and open the settings by clicking on the serrated top right wheel

  • click on ‘Contact’ for access to the submenu, and then on “Invitations via message”

  • then click on ‘See filtered applications’

  • you will then see the list of all those who have sought to get in touch with you

facebook messenger invitations

11. Share a document from Dropbox

good news! Facebook Messenger now lets you share your documents stored on Dropbox with your friends. To do this, simply have Dropbox installed on your smartphone and you are connected (if so, it will offer to download the application) and that your friend is also using Dropbox on my smartphone. To share a document with a friend, simply:

  • open the conversation

  • click on the button ‘More’ below to the right of the field of conversation

  • open Dropbox

facebook messenger dropbox

12. Share a song with Spotify

Spotify is now part of applications integrated into the mail client. To share a song with a friend, it’s very simple. Once in the conversation, simply

  • click on the ‘three points’ button at the bottom right to open the menu ‘More’

  • select Spotify

  • choose a song in the application and click on send

facebook messenger spotify

13. Change the size of ‘like’ in conversations

to the right of the message entry field, we find an emoticon “Likes” to mean to a friend that you agree with my previous message, without necessarily having to answer him by message. but did you know that it was possible to change the size of the thumb according to your degree of approval. Just do a long press on the emoticon before you send it.

facebook messenger

14. Give nicknames to friends

and Yes, it is quite possible to give nicknames to your friends and assign you a particular nickname in a conversation. It’s simple and it can even be fun. To do this, simply:

  • make you in the conversation of your choice

  • click the icon ‘i’ at the top right to open the menu

  • click “Nicknames”

  • configure your nickname and/or your friend

facebook messenger surnoms

15. Activate the encryption end-to-end


, Messenger integrates end-to-end encryption conversations . But this is not automatic: you should know to turn it on. To do this, go to one of your active discussions. Tap the Details up to the right.

Scroll down until you find the option “secret Conversation”. A message will tell you the features: encryption is done end-to-end, the servers cannot read what you and your friend tell you.

The window goes all in black, and a new option in the form of a clock appears: it is the one that will give you a time limit on your message after consultation. Thus, when the message is opened by your friend, it will be deleted at the end of the given time.

16. Play the Instant games

Facebook Messenger now has its own games platform, Instant Games. To play, is very simple. You just have the latest version of the application. Once in a conversation, you have to click on an icon representing a gamepad in the options at the top of the message entry field. The list of games will appear, and you won’t have to choose which you want to play.

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