Facebook Messenger is currently an essential application For many users on Android. It has become one of the most used messaging applications in the world. In addition, with the passage of time have been introduced many changes in it. New functions have arrived that have helped her grow.
Many users have Facebook Messenger on Android. Although it is possible that you will not get as much out of this application as you could. Therefore, Below are some tricks for it. This way, you can make better use of this popular Android application.
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Create shortcuts to conversations
Most likely, there are certain people on Facebook Messenger with whom you speak most frequently. Therefore, having a direct access to this conversation can be something of great utility, which saves time when talking with that person. The application gives the possibility of having an access, which is entered on the Android home screen. In this way, this conversation is accessed earlier.
In order to create such a shortcut, you have to enter the conversation with that person. In the upper right of the conversation you can see an information button. By clicking on it, you enter a section of settings. Next, click on the icon of the three vertical dots. When this is done, a context menu with several options comes out. One of them is to create the shortcut. Access will be created on the Android home screen. Although the user can move it in case he wants to.
Saving on data consumption is something that worries many users on Android. Facebook Messenger is one of those applications that consume a remarkable amount of mobile data. Therefore, a little extra help is never too much. In this case, it is a data saving mode, which comes in the application itself natively. It will allow you to consume less while using the app on Android.
To do this, you must enter the Facebook Messenger settings. There is already a section called data saving. To access the settings, in the new interface of the app, you have to click on the profile picture shown at the top from the screen. This allows access to the settings, where the data saving section is located.
It is accessed and there this data saving can be activated in the application It can be a good help, because such applications consume many resources on the phone. Therefore, at times when mobile data has to be used, something can help reduce this consumption.
Activate and have secret conversations
In the purest Telegram style, Facebook Messenger allows users to have secret conversations. These are private chats, with greater security. Therefore, they can be a good option in case you have to share personal information to a person in a message. The way to open a chat of this type is simple.
It is achieved from the settings, by clicking on the profile picture in the application. The sections that are within the settings are shown below. One of the sections shown on the screen is called «Secret Conversations». This is the section in which can activate the possibility of having these secret conversations.
Once the option has been activated, if you want to have a secret conversation on Facebook Messenger, you have to look for the person with whom you have said chat. When a normal conversation window opens, you have to click on the profile picture of the other person. Then, a series of options appear on the screen, among which we find the possibility of starting a private conversation.
Click on that option. In this way, a private conversation begins in the Android app.
Change the color of conversations
Facebook Messenger allows users color the messages that are sent in conversations. So you can configure the color to use for each one. It can be a good way to identify a conversation at a given time, depending on the color. In addition to allowing the user to customize a little more the use he makes of the app on Android.
To change the color, you have to enter a conversation in the application. Then, you have to click on the profile picture of the other person with whom you have said conversation. A new screen is then displayed, with several possible settings. The first one is called Color. When you click on this option, some color palettes will appear.
It only remains to choose the color you want to have in that conversation in the application When one has been selected, when you return to the conversation you can see that the color is shown in the messages that the user has sent. In the past part of the interface changed, but now Facebook Messenger has opted for white after its update in early January.
Play in conversations
This is one of the most veteran functions already on Facebook Messenger. Users are allowed be able to play in your conversations. The selection of games available in the messaging app has increased significantly over time. You can find all kinds of titles, with which to hang out pleasantly.
There are all kinds of games, including instant games (such as Google Play) that consume less resources. To play, in a chat in the application, when writing a message, several icons appear on the left side. One is a three ellipsis icon, on which you have to click.
Then under the text box several icons will appear. One of them is to play, which Facebook Messenger shows with a console control icon. Therefore, you have to click on it and then you can access the screen with the available games. Here you have to select the game you want to play. The other person will receive a notification about this game and then they can start playing.
End with notifications
Facebook Messenger issues notifications when a message is received. The application usually emits a different sound from other apps, which in many cases is seen as annoying. Luckily, users always have the possibility to disable notifications in the app Or adjust them to each one, in case you don't want to deactivate them completely.
You need to go to the application settings first. To do this, click on the profile picture located at the top of the screen. Then, the application settings are already accessed directly. In these settings there is a notifications section, where you can manage everything related to them. Therefore, you have to enter it.
Maybe there are users who want to block them all and others who want to modify only some aspects. All this is possible in this section. When the desired changes have been made, you can exit this section.
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Delete sent messages
This is one of the most recent features in Facebook Messenger. In addition to being one that users in the application had been asking developers for a while. Since it allows you to delete a message that has been sent, although there is a 10 minute time limit after shipment. But at least, it allows you to delete a message if something has been said that one regrets. Or if information was given that was not correct.
To do this, you must press and hold on the message in question. By doing this, Facebook Messenger shows a couple of options under that message. It allows you to copy, forward, translate or delete, which is the one that interests you. When deleting a message, there are two possible options. Since it can be deleted for all people in the conversation. So they won't be able to read it anymore.
Although it is also possible to eliminate it for oneself. Therefore, the other person can continue seeing the message, but the person who sent it no longer. It is a matter of choosing the option that is most appropriate in that case. But it is important always do it within ten minutes of time that gives the application.
When a user enters Facebook Messenger, the application shows its status. It says that said user is active at that moment. Although there may be people who do not want to leave as active at that time. Because they don't want to talk to anyone or have someone start talking to them. Therefore, it is possible to hide the connection status.
In this case, you have to access the application settings by clicking on the profile picture. The first section that can be seen there is the state. Default, Facebook Messenger always shows active. But this is something that can be modified without problems. You have to click on this state and a new window opens.
In it there is a switch, next to the text always show when I am active. You just have to disable this switch. Therefore, the next time you enter the app, contacts will not be able to see that the person is using the app.