Facebook is a popular social media network known and used by almost everyone.
It is a good platform for connecting and staying in touch with family and friends. Facebook is also a good social network to advertise your businesses since it has so many users.
If you’re an active user of Facebook then I guess you’re already familiar with Facebook Messenger.
It is a messaging app used for more than texting, Messenger lets its users make voice calls and video calls among other features.
With over 2.01 billion active monthly users, there’s no doubt that Facebook is the best social media network for your online business or just interacting with friends and family. Chances are, whoever you’re looking for has a Facebook account!
It also has a variety of super cool features that make it user friendly and we can all benefit from them.
When Facebook introduced messenger, most of its users (including me) were not happy with the changes.
But CEO and co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg explained that, “Messenger is faster and more focused, if you’re using it, you respond to messages faster.”
After getting used to the app, you too will see all the benefits of using it that makes your life a lot easier.
There’s so much more you can do with Facebook Messenger.
You can plan a vacation, create the perfect playlist with your friends, and so much more!
It surely provides a better experience!
Don’t believe me?
Check out the list below of the awesome things you probably didn’t know you could do with Facebook Messenger!
Plan your next getaway
Planning a vacation on your own can be very hard and boring. But doing it together with your friends can be very exciting!
The KAYAK extension on messenger is ideal for when you and your friends are clueless about where you should go on your next holiday.
It helps you and your friends search for flights and accommodation easily, so you can share them directly to the group. Pretty cool, right?
KAYAK enables you to create a poll of potential dates and potential locations and everyone can all vote for the best idea!
To use this extension, tap on the blue plus icon in the bottom left corner, then tap on the KAYAK logo.
There is also another extension, Spotify, which allows you and your friends to add your favorite songs to the group playlist.
By doing so, you can all share the same special playlist together. That way, everyone can contribute, and make it the best playlist possible!
To start a group playlist, simply create a group that has all of the people you want to have control over the playlist, then tap on the blue ‘plus’ logo in the bottom left corner of the screen and create a playlist and share it with the group.
Sort dinner plans
Messenger has an OpenTable extension app which helps you look at different restaurants in your local area.
So you can choose a restaurant that you fancy and the number of people you want to go with. It also shows you prices of certain restaurants.
To use this extension, just tap the blue plus symbol in the bottom left of the screen and then open the OpenTable app.
The best part about this feature is that you can share the restaurant info with the group, therefore making it easy to suggest places and come to a conclusion that everyone is happy with.
Play games with your friends
Don’t let boredom get the best of you. With Messenger, you can kill boredom by playing some games with your friends.
There are a variety of games that you can play together with your friends, like PAC-MAN and Words With Friends.
To play a game, just tap on the controller icon in the bottom right hand corner of the app, then choose the game you want to play.
Pay and be paid
Another cool feature is the ability to send and receive money via Messenger.
However, this option is only available to individuals staying in the USA. But Facebook plans on making this service global in the near future.
If you are in the USA, click on the dollar symbol on th app for you to be able to transfer money instantly through a money transfer platform.
To use this feature, first download the TransferWise app, then you’ll have the ability to transfer money from the US, the UK, Canada, Europe and Australia.
You can now have Messenger without having a Facebook account.
Yes! It’s possible. If you’re the kind of person that has no time for the boring and addictive Facebook , you can now use messenger only minus logging into Facebook.
As long as you are 13 and above, you can sign in on the Messenger app using just your mobile number!
You can now share documents with your friends and family on Facebook. For example Word documents and PDF files.
The maximum size of a document you can send is 25MB
All you need to do is select ‘add files’ and you’re done!
Keep your conversations a secret
Messenger allows you to send private messages that will disappear after a certain amount of time. Perfect for setting up a surprise party for a special someone without leaving a trace!
If you want to have a secret conversation with someone on chat, it is possible. You can even set a time limit on the messages, this means that the messages you send are going to be erased from both phones after a while.
To start, open up a conversation with someone and open up the message settings when you get in there.
Then select ‘secret conversation’ and the colour of the chat will turn to black. This will indicate that you are now secured and messages sent from that point will be completely private!
What do you think about these incredible, yet hidden, Facebook features?