We all prefer instant messenger, less likely to use traditional SMS-correspondence and began to abandon the usual phone calls. The number of applications that allow you to instantly share short messages, photos, videos, chat via audio and video communication is growing every day.

One of them is Facebook messenger text. The app, which is part of the eponymous social network and allows you to stay connected with your friends, colleagues and acquaintances anywhere, at any time of the day.

The target audience of the app consists of more than 900 million people from around the world. Today let’s talk about the main feature Facebook Messenger. Something you already knew, and what you will hear for the first time.

If you are an opponent of social networks, you can use Facebook Messenger without reference to the profile. Check rather download the app from the App Store or go to the website Messenger.com and go through a short pairing process to your phone.

All your phone contacts using the Messenger will be displayed in the application menu.

2. Bots

The last time the bots paid a lot of attention. The head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that these automatic assistants of the future, so they were quickly integrated into Messenger.

To Telegram the brainchild of Facebook’s yet, but a number of developments already available. Among the most popular active bots is worth noting:

CNN allows you to be abreast of the latest news (eng. language)
Poncho – will help you to see the weather in any city in the world in automatic mode
Sequel Stories – bot, which offers a number of exciting stories with illustrations and interactive (eng. language)
Dropbox – share photos in your own cloud storage service
A full list of available bots can be viewed here. For inclusion it is enough to use search of the people and groups tab, Recent, putting the exact name of the bot.

3. Installing add-ons and applications

The mobile version of Messenger, you can easily integrate additional applications. The collection includes over 40 different tools for processing multimedia content, working with files, additional emoticons and animations, and many others.

Where to find: in the open dialog tap on the icon with three dots. Scroll the list and select the desired application by clicking Open. After installing from the App Store you will get the ability to export content directly from the app in messenger.

4. Game: Basketball

In Messenger there are two built-in games. One of them is a primitive type of basketball that will help to pass the time. In order to fight with someone, send him a smiley face with a picture of a basketball.

For this, you will need to add a keyboard Emoji menu iOS: Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards -> add New keyboard.

Sending a ball, click on the smiley dialog. Will open playing field with a basket. Put records and compete with someone.

5. Games: Chess

For big fans of the game of Chess provides the opportunity to play a round or two right in the dialogue mode. A virtual Board will appear without additional installations and third-party applications.

How to enable: in the dialog, enter the message @fbchess play and send it to him which I plan to start the game. To move the pieces use the following guidelines:

Figure names: P – pawn N – knight, K – king, Q – Queen, R – rook, B – officer.

To move a figure, you need to specify: its name, the vertical coordinate (Latin capital letter a to h) on which the figure and the coordinate on which you plan to move.

Example: Pg4 – pawn to g2 cell go to cell g4; Example 2: Ngf6 – horse in cell g8 will go to cell f6; Example 3: Ke2 – king on square e1 will go to cell e2 (the king and Queen – Gypsy figures, therefore, specify the vertical coordinate is not necessary); Example 4: Bfh3 officer with cell f1 will go to cell h3.

The figures beat each other automatically. For the implementation of the stroke necessarily at the origin, specify @fbchess.

6. Changing the color scheme

Each dialog can be edited according to your favorite color scheme. It is not quite obvious, but the settings are saved and each correspondence is unique.

How to make: Open the dialog with the user and at the top of the screen, click on the contact’s name. Select Color and set any options.

Please note that the color change is carried out as in the dialogue on your device and on the device of the interlocutor.

7. Quick add friends

Imagine the situation when you communicate live with the person and decide: “why not add each other” friends on Facebook? In Messenger, everything is organized much easier than a boring name and the users search among millions of others.

How to add a user: Ask “potential friend” to open the Messenger tab I , and tap on the avatar. Take your smartphone and tab People. Click to Scan QR and point the camera of a smartphone to the screen of the companion by scanning the above code. The user will immediately be found.

8. “Invisible” requests for correspondence

Wanting to protect users from unwanted spam, Facebook has included the filtering of messages from users who are not your friends or not found in the contact book Messenger. As a result, to reach out to you will be difficult and if one day I will ask you: “I wrote to you, why don’t you answer?” don’t be surprised.

Open Settings – People and select Requests for correspondence. Open category Filtered queries. Learn more about the situation we described in the corresponding instruction: Messenger hides the message: tell where to look).

9. Hidden messages

Hardly you like to have someone read your correspondence, looking over his shoulder. Messenger has the function to hide previews of messages and notifications.

How to enable it: Open Settings – Notifications and turn off the slider next to the item to Open a preview.

10. Big like

A logo-Like button, the default built-in Messenger and displayed in the quick access toolbar. The application provides the ability to send the thumb, which is perfect for those occasions when you have not just good, but great.

How to send: just tap your finger and hold for a few seconds. While keep – it will increase. The main thing – time to stop:)

11. Group calls

This function is only a few weeks. In mid-April, Facebook has announced the launch of Group calls. You can now organize these conferences with multiple users. The maximum number of people involved in this conference – 50.

How to call multiple people: click Groups and select New group. Add the users that you want to call and press Call. The created group will be stored.

12. Nicknames

The social network Facebook, all users look a bit official: name… For day-to-day correspondence that is not very acceptable. Andrei Viktorovich you can easily change to “the boxer”, and Anna A. on “the Bookkeeper”.

Where to do: Open a dialogue with the user and tap on its name at the top of the screen. Choose the item Nicknames and give any name that you associate with a particular person.

Be careful – once you set a Nickname, the other person will see it in the dialogue.

Now all notifications will come from this name, the main thing that the interlocutor once accidentally saw your nickname (if it does not know about it).

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