Things Facebook Messenger can do

Facebook Messenger has changed a lot in the recent past, thanks to new updates. Apart from being a contender in the ‘top 5 apps’ with high storage usage, Facebook messenger surpasses its sole purpose. It has grown into being a standard messaging app even without a Facebook account. As it’s advancing with a vast array of features, here are things that Facebook Messenger does. Disregarding its cons, no other messaging app can be its match.

Person to person payment

Just like iMessage app in iOS11, you can use Facebook Messenger to send and receive money from your friends. All you need to do is to have the latest version of the app and add a debit card to your account. After all is set up, sending money requires you to open a chat and tap on the dollar ($) sign icon. Enter the amount of money you would like to send and then tap pay. If a friend sends you money and you have not set up your account, you will be prompted to add a debit card. Facebook Messenger offers industry leading security and pin based protection; your funds are safe.

“Person to Person payments” Source: SlashGear

Play games without installing them

If you have the internet and you don’t want to waste time installing apps from the store, look no further. Facebook messenger presents instant games; games you play via the app. these games are dynamic, engaging and offer rich gameplay. They are also readily accessible; you need to tap the ‘gamepad’ icon, and a page with games pops up. You then need to choose the game and start playing.

“Messenger games” Source: Screenshot


Do more with bots; get news updates, order dinner

Bots are intelligent assistants that handle automated tasks over the internet. Facebook Messenger has a couple of bots that let you save your time as they do your duties. Using bots is as easy as having a conversion, they guide you most of the time. For example, you can get news updates from a company like TechCrunch. The app has a pull-up menu where you can access the bot’s menu and subscribe to categories you like by picking options such as daily digest, breaking news and so on.

“TechCrunch bot” Source: Screenshot

Another useful bot is the Domino’s bot. Using the bot, you can browse their menu and even place orders. Different bots work differently, but what is universal is that they accept the word ‘help.’

Have encrypted secret conversations

Security is an important thing to everyone, and Facebook Messenger understands this. If you were not keen enough, you might not have realized that you can hold secret conversations. Facebook Messenger offers end to end encryption to secret conversations. To access them, open a chat and tap the ‘i’ in the top right corner. Scroll down and select ‘secret conversation.’ these conversations disappear after a set time.

“Secret Conversation” Source: Screenshot

Order a ride

If you can order dinner, what else can you do? The possibilities are many. Messenger offers two options for your ride, Lyft or Uber. To order, open a chat and tap on the ‘+’ icon. On the menu that opens, tap the ‘rides’ circle and choose your ride. You’ll then proceed to log into your account and then order your ride. This feature may not be available depending on your location.

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