Right in time for the holiday season, Facebook released a new version of it's Messenger with new group features and custom emoji responses. These features are aiming to make Facebook Messenger more personal.
Respond with emojis: 💩 instead of 👍
The Like button in Facebook Messenger is a popular feature for unawkardly ending a conversation with a friend. How? Instead of responding with a text, you simply hit the Like button and the conversation is over.
However, this button can now be customized and allows the usage of a small set of pre-defined emojis!
You can set your custom emoji response by accessing the settings menu in every individual chat.
Set custom color themes for group chats
One more new feature is the customization of each chat's color bubbles: You can now define the color of the bubbles on your side of the conversation. However, the other side's bubbles stay gray.
All these features can bet set in each conversation's individual settings which can be accessed on the top right corner in Facebook Messenger.
- Tutorial: How to set a custom default emoji for Facebook Messenger, Messengersbox.com (December 2015)
- Tutorial: How to change the bubble color in Facebook Messenger, Messengersbox.com (December 2015)
- Telegram gains 1.5m new users after WhatsApp ban in Brazil, orat.io Blog (December 2015)