Facebook Messenger is currently rated as the second most-used messaging application in the world, serving more than 900 million people from different backgrounds and only one hundred million behind Facebook’s WhatsApp.
Despite the huge following, not everyone using this chat app has all it takes to get the most out of it. In addition, Messenger has been receiving numerous updates that add newer features each and every time. As a result of this, you may come across different tips and tricks depending on the features available on the application.
While there is no doubt that you probably enjoy the features you already know about with respect to Facebook Messenger, there is quite a huge list of them out there that you still don’t know of. The good side of the story is that you don’t have to go all the way into using the app in order to get to know these tricks. In this article, we will highlight some of the best, hidden features you can make use of when chatting with friends on Messenger.
There is a Facebook Messenger web version
One of the least known features of Facebook Messenger is the fact that it has a web version available for use on PCs. If you enjoy typing on a larger keyboard and viewing your messages on a larger screen, this will no doubt be helpful to you.
To check out this web version of, you can point your web browser to the page at https://www.messenger.com/.
Facebook Messenger can be used with a phone number
In case you thought it’s only WhatsApp that makes use of phone numbers, well, it turns out that Facebook Messenger also does so. In case you don’t have a Facebook account or simply doesn’t want to have one, the chat app allows you to create an account using your phone number. This means you can also link up with another non-Facebook person on Messenger as long as you have their phone number.
Call an Uber
Right from inside your Facebook Messenger app is the ability to call an Uber ride. All you need is to hit the three dots you see in the open chat window and select “Transportation” and you will be asked to log in.
Mute individual notifications
Facebook Messenger also comes with another hidden feature that lets users mute individual notifications. Just tap on the name of the person you are chatting with and hit Notifications. From there, you can proceed with setting the duration as well as hide the conversations that you don’t want to be notified about.
Do you know of any other hidden features available in Facebook Messenger? Feel free to comment in the section below.
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