Meta-owned Fb has added a number of new options and shortcuts to its Messenger app. Obtainable for each iOS and Android customers, Messenger customers can use new shortcuts to carry out completely different duties like notifying all customers in a bunch a couple of new message, sending silent messages, GIFs and extra.
At current, Messenger permits customers to tag a selected person’s identify within the chat. Beginning immediately, they’ll be capable to tag everybody within the group. To inform all individuals within the chat, merely begin your message with @everybody.
“@everybody is ideal for group reminders, impromptu get-togethers or when you should collect the braintrust to crowdsource a solution to a time-sensitive query,” the corporate says.
Equally, customers can ship silent messages by way of the Messenger app. All they need to do is start the message with /silent. Sending a message with /silent will be sure that different members within the chat usually are not interrupted with a non-urgent pop-up notification or disturbed throughout their off hours. The power to ship silent messages is already out there on Instagram as “@silent”. Rival messaging service Telegram launched the characteristic in 2019.
Fb says that it’s going to introduce a number of new shortcuts within the coming weeks to the Messenger app. These shortcuts, it says will make it easier to up person’s effectivity in Messenger for each sensible and leisure functions. One such characteristic is the pay shortcut which is coming quickly to iOS and Android for Messenger followers within the US. Customers should merely sort /pay to ship or request cash securely with out charges – good for shortly paying a good friend for dinner or getting paid again for a trip.
It’s going to additionally add the /GIF shortcut to simply discover and ship that GIF in chats. It will likely be out there for Ios customers quickly. To make use of the /gif shortcut, one might want to merely sort /gif and select a subject to see GIF choices. A shortcut might be added to shortly add emoticons to messages. Customers might want to sort in /shrug or /tableflip so as to add emoticons of their alternative.