What is Facebook Messenger ?
What Is Facebook Messenger?
Facebook Messenger which was launched 2011 is a mobile instant messaging app used for fast messaging, sharing photos, videos, audio recordings and group chats. The app, which is free to download, are often used to communicate together with friends on Facebook and phone contacts.
Facebook messenger works independently, it has a separate app. However, users can set their profiles using their Facebook account or telephone number. you don’t have to be on Facebook’s website or even have a Facebook account, to use Messenger. While the two are partially connected when you have an account on Facebook, you aren’t required to have one to use Messenger.
With a recent update, there are numerous features you can now enjoy on Facebook messenger which include sending money to friends within Facebook Messenger. You can get a quick ride with the integration of Uber and Lyft. Facebook messenger also allow you to get the weather and place product orders with the help of Facebook Bots, Facebook Messenger features include the following;
*Send Text, Pictures, and Video:
Facebook Messenger does not only allow its users to have conversation with their friends, but you can also send video, voice memo and pictures. It also has a lot of built-in emojis, sticker and gifs which makes conversation lively.
*Make Voice or Video Calls:
Facebook messengers let you make both audio and video call via Facebook Desktop messenger app, Mobile app and Facebook site.
Facebook Messenger supports sending money to people through your debit card information. this can be done from both the website and the mobile app. All you need to do is to configure your payment settings through Facebook itself and make sure you and the recipient are eligible to use Facebook payment in messenger. These are the criteria you must possess before using the Facebook payment;
Have a Facebook account
Live in the United States
You must be at least 18 years old
You should Have a Visa or MasterCard debit card issued by a U.S. bank
Set your preferred currency U.S. dollars
You should enable sending or receiving money on Facebook
The Facebook game feature enables users to challenge their family and friends, you can now play video chat AR games with friends in Facebook Messenger app or messenger.com website. It is program in such a way that you don’t have to leave the site or download another app, you can even play the game in a group message.
With the Facebook built-in location-sharing feature, which only works from the mobile app. You can permit your recipient to know your location. This can be done using GPS technology available on most devices now.
Facebook messenger allows you to change the colour of the message bubbles, send a quick like by tapping the thumb-up icon by the bottom of the screen, change your contact name by tapping the nicknames link at the right side of the screen and also create event reminders by tapping on Reminders button on the mobile app.
Accessing Facebook Messenger
Users can download the app to their mobile/tablet device or desktop from any app store, it’s absolutely free. Users can set their profiles using their Facebook account or telephone number. You need to have to have a Facebook account before setting up your profile. The app can have access to your phone contact and also your friend list on Facebook, the app will sync with all your contact and you can also change this by turning it off from settings or skipping the sync with contacts option while setting up the app.
Risk attached to Facebook Messenger
One just has to be careful when using social media, cyberbullying, inappropriate content, cyber scammers are common risk people experience online. Apply caution when talking to strangers and avoid sharing confidential information with strangers. Stay safe.