Top 10 Hidden Features of Facebook Messenger

Approximately 1.3 billion people use Facebook Messenger every month, quite amazing right. But are they really making the most of it’s features? Yea, that’s a very thoughtful question to ask.

Since Facebook Messenger became an app of its own, the Popular Social Media has been adding lots of additional features to make their messaging app standout among the crowd. This Facebook Messenger app has lots of hidden features ranging from GIF’s to amazing game and a very good user control experience.
top 10 hidden features of facebook messenger


1. Use Messenger on the computer:

Yea, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true If you need to message your companions on your PC without the diversion of your News Feed, take a stab at pulling up Messenger specifically onto your PC. Simply go to and sign in with your Facebook account. 
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You can likewise get to a discussion straightforwardly by going to and including your companion’s Facebook username toward the end.
The desktop Messenger looks simply like the Messenger page that can be gotten to from Facebook, however it does not have the Facebook seek bar at the highest point of the screen.

2. Send and demand cash 

Facebook has been enabling clients to send and get cash for as far back as couple of years. Much like Venmo, Messenger gives you a chance to make use of your Visa to the application, and send cash to your companions, and to request cash from them too via Paypal.
send and receive cash
To utilize it, connect your debit/credit card by going to Profile -> Payments -> Add New Debit Card. To send and ask for, enter a chat with the person you want to transact with and hit the in addition to sign on the base left corner, select Payments, and enter the specific amount you wish to send. If you still want to read more on how to send and receive cash from friends on Facebook Messenger click here.


3. Add friends instantly with your profile code

Yes its very possible, if you ever meet a friend or someone and like them so much that you want to friend them instantly, you can let them scan your unique profile code and get them added instantly.

add friends with profile code
To bring up this option, tap your profile’s symbol in the upper left corner of the messenger, at that point tap the extensive profile picture in the focal point of your screen. Press My Code to show your own particular code, and Scan Code to examine somebody else’s.

4. Play games

Facebook also has an amazing lineup of really addicting and amazing games from user favorites Words with Friends and 2048 to classics like Pacman and Snake, all of which can be played right in Messenger.
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Even if the games are not what you might have expected, they are still worth playing and i hope you were not expecting games with high end graphics and all that. To challenge a friend or group of friends, start a conversation, press the plus sign, and select Games. If you’re a loner, or you want to get some practice, start a conversation with yourself to play any game alone.

5. Chat with bots

This feature goes for my you all that are tired of chatting with humans, don’t worry Messenger’s army of bots will keep you company. They’ll send you latest and updated news, help you place orders and you can even play games in multiplayer mode with a bot. Sounds interesting!!!
Tap Discover in the bottom right corner, and start a conversation with the bot that strikes your fancy.

6. Secret Conversations

You can start encrypted conversations in Facebook messenger that nobody outside of them can see,  i mean not even the CEO or government of Facebook can see, trust me. They use end-to-end encryption similar to that of the Facebook’s Whatsapp.
Start a conversation, tap the secret button in the top right corner, and select a friend you would like to message. To make your messages disappear after a certain period of time, tap the clock icon to the left of the text box.

7. Customize your conversations

Facebook has a number of ways to make your conversations with your friends your own. Open a group chat and tap its name to open customization options.
customize your conversation

You can change your group’s color, give your friends different nicknames, or set a group emoji (to replace the old Thumbs Up icon).

8. Share news, recipes, restaurants, flights, and more

With Messenger’s lineup of integrated third-party apps, you can easily send your friends some pretty cool stuff with just a click.

share news and recipes
If you’re chatting about travel plans, you can search for and share hotel and flight options with the Kayak extension. You can share recipes from the Food Network, restaurants from OpenTable, songs from Spotify and Apple Music, and news articles from the Wall Street Journal.
To access all these extensions, open any/new conversation and tap the plus button in the bottom left corner.

9. Scribble Chat

The new Scribble Chat feature helps to turn your messages into funny 3D animations. There are approximately 42 animation options you can try out, and they’re all adorable.
To access this extension, open a new conversation and tap the plus button in the bottom left corner, then swipe left to select ScribbleChat.

10. Send an audio recording

Audio recording is one the easiest way to share a song you are listening to, or send a funny birthday greeting.
To access this feature on messenger, open a conversation and press and hold the microphone button to the left of the text box. 
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Facebook has added lots of exciting features to its messenger app, i know most of this features are strange to your hearing so you can try them out now. Don’t forget to share with friends and also use the comment box to submit your though or opinion.

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