Facebook Messenger on iOS Gets New Chat Themes, QR Code Payments

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Facebook announced new features coming to its Messenger app. Chat themes, a quick reply bar, as well as QR codes and payments links.

We’re all about increasing efficiency, so we’ve added a new quick reply bar to the Messenger media viewer. This makes it easier to have conversations sparked by a cool photo or video without needing to go back to your main chat thread. Just tap on the photo or video and send a response through the quick reply bar at the bottom of the screen. Swipe up to exit the full-screen media viewer and head back to your main chat thread

Facebook Introduces Messenger Forwarding Limit

· Charlotte Henry · News

Facebook is introducing a forwarding limit on Messenger to help slow the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and the U.S. election.

Facebook Considers Adding Face ID to Messenger Chats

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Facebook’s latest experiment involves adding Face ID / Touch ID protection to Messenger chats.

When enabled, users will need to authenticate their identity using Face ID, Touch ID, or their passcode before they can view their inbox, even if their phone is already unlocked. […] The company is currently testing the new security feature among a small percentage of Messenger’s iOS users, though it could eventually be available more widely, including on Android.

I’d love to seen an option to lock any app with Face ID / Touch ID.

Surprise! Facebook Scans Your Private Messenger Conversations

· Jeff Gamet · News

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If you’re worried that Facebook isn’t stripping away every last shred of your privacy, don’t be because the company confirmed it scans the conversations you have in its Messenger private messaging platform.

'Scheduled' Helps You Remember to Send Messages

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

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Not only does this app remind you to fire off that crucial text message, but it fills everything in for you so all you have to do is tap Send.