Facebook, the giant social media platform, is launching two new features to its messaging platform the Messenger that will make chats more amazing. These features are individual message reactions in a single thread and in-thread mentions.
With these message reactions, users can click on any specific message and respond to it with a handful of emoji, similar to how the reactions work in the newsfeed. Also, it allows users to specifically call out their connections of a thread with a “@” followed by the name of an individual.
Reactions are similar to those which appear in the newsfeed and they are seen by everyone in a thread.
How to use these Messenger reactions
To begin with, reactions in Messenger just pick an individual message, it can be photo or text. Then click on emoji that you would like to respond with. It can be any one of these: love, smile, wow, sad, angry, yes and no.
If your Messenger is not open, you will still receive notifications when someone reacts to your previously posted message inside the chat. Reactions can be used in single chats or group chats. Also, they are applicable to all types of content, like photos, texts, GIFs and other emojis.
How to mention an individual in Messenger
You can add someone inside the chat, by just typing “@” along with the participant’s name. When the message is conveyed, the callout will be seen as highlighted text for others inside a thread to notice it quickly.
But, when someone is called out, they will receive a separate notification indicating so, which, as earlier mentioned, makes it simpler to respond to particular questions and actively participate back in the chat, without the need of reading piles of different messages.
Facebook says that the two new features it’s launching to Messenger will also be available in its Workplace communications platform. Messenger reactions and mentions are currently available for few users and will globally roll-out in some days.