2 Big Updates That Will Change Facebook Messaging Forever

Released over a year ago, Facebook’s reactions function made interacting on the social media platform more colorful and personal. This update lets users express a range of emotions—love, happiness, shock, sadness, and even anger—to any post.

 

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Reactions

The tech giant brought this feature to its messaging app with its latest update last month, enabling the same reactions but this time to messages in conversations. But there’s more to this upgrade. In addition to emotional responses, you can react with a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down emoji to messages as well, which is a great way to vote for or against a trip to the beach, or whatever idea someone has in mind.

 

Mentions

To further improve its messaging experience, Facebook added yet another feature along with reactions. You can now mention specific users using the “@” symbol, similar to “tagging” them in posts. This action directly notifies them—useful when you need to call their attention in flooded conversations.

 

Social media platforms like Facebook constantly come up with ingenious innovations that improve and shape the way we communicate. What game-changing update do you think will wow us next?

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