Facebook is Adding New Features To Messenger

According to a recent report from PTA, Facebook Messenger is a highly used messaging app in Pakistan, second only to WhatsApp. Additionally, Facebook ranks as the second most popular social network in the country, following YouTube.

Messenger, the widely used messaging app, is set to receive a host of new features, including the highly-anticipated end-to-end encryption (E2EE). This means that just like WhatsApp and Instagram, users will have the added security of knowing that only they will have access to their messages, and not even Facebook will be able to view them.

Meta, the messaging app, is reintroducing familiar features with the added benefit of end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

  • Chat themes will allow users to customize their chat backgrounds with static and gradient color options, similar to Instagram’s Direct Messages.
  • Additionally, Emoji reactions will now be fully customizable, allowing users to pick from the full list of emojis.
  • Group profile photos will also aid in organizing group chats and distinguishing between them.
  • Link previews will enable users to preview a hyperlink’s content without having to open it.
  • The app will also feature Active Status, similar to WhatsApp and Instagram, which will show when a user is currently using the app or when they were last active, but with an option to turn it off for privacy.
  • On Android, the Bubbles feature will allow users to keep a small shortcut for their Messenger chats while using other apps, displaying a circle with their friend’s profile picture that can be read and replied to.

Meta promises that users will begin to see an added layer of protection on their chats along with these new features in the coming months.

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