In June 2017, Facebook updated video chats to give users the ability to add animated versions of Facebook's reactions on top of their face, such as tears for a crying face and an exploding halo of hearts around the head when sending heart emoji.
Additionally, users are able to capture screenshots, and live filters can change the color or lighting in the feed.
In October 2016, Facebook released Facebook Messenger Lite, a stripped-down version of Messenger with a reduced feature set.
The app is aimed primarily at old Android phones and regions where high-speed Internet is not widely available.
Users can also choose to send each other "self-destructing" messages; messages that are removed permanently following an optional time period.
Allows users to quickly play games including Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Ever Wing and Words with Friends Frenzy inside Messenger.
Facebook Messenger Lite is only available in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, and is set to come to other countries later.
In May 2017, Facebook revamped the design for Messenger on Android and i OS, bringing a new home screen with tabs and categorization of content and interactive media, red dots indicating new activity, and relocated sections.
In January 2017, Facebook announced that it was testing showing advertisements in Facebook Messenger's home feed.
But bad advertising experiences can spoil a perfectly good app like (for the purposes of argument) Messenger.
Messaging is a personal, purposeful use case and these ads are a bad way to monetize it." In November 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) listed Facebook Messenger (Facebook chat) on its Secure Messaging Scorecard.
Facebook Messenger lets Facebook users send messages to each other.
Complementing regular conversations, Messenger lets users make voice calls and video calls both in one-to-one interactions and in group conversations.