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March 24, 2017

Facebook Messenger now supports Message Reactions and Mentions features.

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Earlier this month, we reported you that Facebook is internally testing a Dislike button along with Six already known emotions (Heart eyes, LOL, Wow, Sad, Angry, Thumbs up) in their Facebook Messenger app. the social networking giant yesterday officially introduced the latest features “Message Reactions and Mentions features” for the Facebook Messenger app on Google Play Store. both, the features are designed to improve group conversations to make them more fun and useful.

 

Message Reactions
Message Reactions are the ability to react to an individual message with a specific emotion, quickly showing acknowledgement or expressing how you feel in a lightweight way. For example, if someone messages a photo of their cute pet, you could respond with the love reaction. Or, if someone is trying to coordinate dinner plans, you could easily respond with a yes or no reaction to indicate your preferences. To add a reaction, press and hold any message, and then tap to make your selection from the love, smile, wow, sad, angry, yes and no emojis. You’ll be able to see how people have reacted to a message in the lower corner of the message. There, you’ll see the reactions people selected alongside a number indicating how many people reacted to the message. Tapping on the emojis will show you which members of your conversation reacted which way. When someone reacts to a message you sent, you’ll see a small animation when you’re looking at the conversation. And, if you don’t have Messenger open, you’ll receive a notification that lets you know who reacted to your message and how. Messenger Reactions use Messenger emojis. Messenger Reactions work in one on one conversations as well as group conversations and can be used to comment on any message — text, stickers, videos, GIFs and even other emoji.

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Mentions
Mentions is a way to directly notify someone when they’ve been mentioned in a conversation. To mention someone, type the “@” symbol or start typing the first few letters of the name or nickname of the person you want to notify and select them from the list. When the message is sent, it will appear with highlighted text for the others in the group to see. When a person is mentioned, instead of simply seeing that someone responded in the conversation, he or she will receive a new kind of notification that lets them know they were called out specifically. That way, it’s easy to jump right back in to the conversation to answer someone’s question or to provide a response. Everyone in the conversation can see the call out in the conversation, and everyone gets a notification just like before, but only the specified person in the group conversation gets a notification that they have been mentioned. You can choose to turn off these notifications at any time.

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To compete with Snapchat, Line and Google’s bunch of messaging apps Facebook will need to make the messenger app more convenient and moreover Unique because that’s what people want. The company hopes to make Voting and quick logistics easier. As very few people use Messenger to Discuss plans. You can download Facebook Messenger for your Windows Phone Here and Google Play Store Here.

 

Editor’s Note : Facebook has already started rolling out the update and it will be available  globally in the coming days.

 

 

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