Meta’s Messenger is undoubtedly one of the most widely used messaging services. Earlier, Meta had linked Instagram DMs with Messenger. The launch of numerous intriguing new features for Messenger has now been formally confirmed by the company.

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End-to-end encryption is additionally used to encrypt the talks. Support for custom chat emoticons and themes, link previews, and active status are some of the new features that have been added. Let’s get into the details to learn more about it.

The Meta has officially announced the addition of new features to Messenger. The list includes features like Chat themes, Group Profile Pictures, Bubbles for Android and a lot more. Here is the complete list of the features along with a short description of them;

Messenger gets End to End Encryption and Slew of Other Features
  • Chat themes: The first feature in the list is Chat themes. To help you personalise and improve your conversations in end-to-end encrypted chats, the company has included chat themes. For end-to-end encrypted chats, you may now specify themes, including static colour and gradient themes.
  • Custom Chat Emojis and Reactions: The users will be now able to fully customize the emojis and reactions in the end-to-end encrypted chats.
  • Group profile photos: The users will now be able to choose different group photos for different group chats.
  • Link previews: Meta has added a preview of the link in the chats so that the users will be able to get a preview of it before actually visiting the site or page.
  • Active Status: People may see when you’re online using this feature, which helps them decide when to call. If you wish to increase your privacy, you can also decide to disable this option.
  • Bubbles on Android: While using other apps, you can read and react to messages using bubbles (a circle with your friend’s photo in it). When activated, a bubble will show up whenever a new message arrives.

The company has also stated that they are testing Messenger’s built-in end-to-end encryption. They want to guarantee that user chats are confidential, secure, and safe. These functionalities will be put through more testing by Meta before being more widely accessible in the following days. That concludes the post. Please share your opinions with us in the comment field below. I appreciate you continuing to read.

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