Facebook is one of the most popular social networks in the world; Messenger, its instant messaging service is one of the most used.

With Facebook Messenger, you can keep in touch with your (distant) friends, share photos, videos and play.

Although it is directly associated with Facebook, Messenger has its own application ( iOS and Android ). And, like all other apps, it expands and expands with new features.

You have probably already used one of our Facebook Messenger tips, but do you think you know them all? It’s time to find out.

To be sure of social media, do not hesitate to take a look at our Instagram tips and tricks section .

Activate Dark Mode

To activate dark mode on Messenger, send a moon emoji to one of your contacts, a rain of moons will then befall your conversation.

A message You have found the mode dark! Try in the settings will appear, tap it.

Once in your settings, drag the Dark Mode slider to activate it and tap OK to validate.

Disable Online Status

Messenger has the annoying tendency to warn your contacts that you are online even when you are not. In reality, it simply means that you are reachable.

To turn off this status and appear Offline, tap your profile icon , scroll to options, and select Online Status . Finally, drag the slider Indicate when you are online.

Make a group video call

To make a video call with all your friends, open a group conversation, tap the names of your contacts, and tap the audio (or video ) icon at the top of the screen.

Access to invitations

If someone you are not friends sends you a message, it does not appear in your inbox.

To access these invitations, go to the two people icon below your conversation list, then the Bubble icon (with the three dots inside).

Thus, you will have access to all the invitations of people who do not appear in your list of friends.

Add contacts on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger has QR technology, it allows you to add new contacts on Facebook or share your account faster. The QR code is the blue box around your photo.

To use it, touch your profile icon , then your photo at the top of the screen.

To scan someone’s account, always after tapping on your image, go to the camera icon .

Then place the photo sensor on your mobile device in front of a Messenger code and you’re done.

Deactivate the notifications

On Messenger, group chats always generate a lot of interest. Messages are often sent by tens and your phone is quickly flooded with notifications.

To turn off these alerts, open your conversation, tap the name of the contacts or conversation, and go to privacy and support . Now, go to the Receive notifications option and tap Mute conversation .

Share your location

Sharing your location is useful when you want to join friends, or find your way.

On any conversation, tap the four dot icon next to the text field, then tap Position , then tap Share my current location .

To stop sharing, return to your conversation and tap Stop Sharing .

Add filters to your photos

Even on Facebook Messenger, you can send Snapchat-style photos to your friends.

Open a conversation and then to see the different filters, tap the camera icon.

Once you’ve taken your photo, three icons to the right of the screen are displayed, thanks to them you can add text, emoji .. .

Send a GIF

A picture is worth a thousand words, and sending GIFs is a fun way to communicate your reactions with your friends.

On your conversation, next to the text field, tap the four dots and select GIF . You can also send stickers and emojis.

Stop automatic saving of sent photos

To turn off the automatic saving of your photos to Messenger, touch your profile icon , then go to Data & Storage .

In the Camera section , turn off Save Photos & Videos .

Disable chat bubbles (Chat Head)

Discussion bubbles do not exist on iOS, so this tip is for Android users.

When you receive a Facebook message, your contact’s profile picture appears in a bubble on the screen. This feature can become irritating when you watch a video or play a game.

Fortunately, it is possible to disable it. To do this, on Messenger, tap the icon for your profile , then scroll down and tap the Chat Bubbles slider .

Play with your friends on Facebook Messenger

On Facebook Messenger, you can invite your friends to play football or basketball games.

For that, nothing more simple, on the conversation simply send the emoji of the soccer ball or basketball.

Then, to start the game, it remains only to touch the emoji.

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