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28 Jan 2016, 06:48 pm

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5 Things You Could Do With The Amazing Facebook Messenger App Other Than Texting

Amazing Facebook Messenger App

The amazing Facebook Messenger app is one among the most downloaded apps from the app store. No wonder, as it is popular for letting people text their friends on Facebook. But, it is not just a texting app – it is much more than that!

 

Apart from texting, there are a plenty of things that the amazing Facebook Messenger app is capable of, other than sending and receiving messages. Most important of all, like all other similar apps, the Facebook Messenger has also lent itself for a big business platform. We can make a list here of the advantages offered by the app!

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1) You could make video calls and voice calls for free

The amazing Facebook messenger app is capable of doing more than texts. The app lets you make video calls and voice calls on the internet for free. This makes conversations easy, bringing people closer than ever. You wouldn’t have to go in search of web-cams for video chats. All you have to do is tap the phone or video icon on the top right corner of the messenger window which would be next to the profile name.

2) Transfer money

Surprising as it sounds, Facebook allows you to transfer money to any person on the messenger from your bank account. Touch the small icon having three dots next to the icon of thumb and then choose “Payments”. Type in the money you want to transfer and add your MasterCard, debit card or Visa. Every transaction would need some business days to send, based on your bank. However, Facebook never charges any money for the service provided. You could also manage or add debit cards under the payment section of the amazing Facebook Messenger app.

3) Talk to companies

Amazing Facebook Messenger App For Users

Facebook has teamed up with many retailers and also the customer service platform known as Zendesk, to allow you to interact with famous brands and companies. If you make a purchase and have tied your Facebook account with the purchase, the details of your purchase are sent to your messenger. You can get updates on shipping statuses and also seek customer support in the app. As of now, this option is compatible only for Zulily and Everlane.

4) Share your location

This is yet again a prominent feature. Touch the three dots icon and then touch on the “Location” option. You can prefer sharing your present location.

5) Collaborate with various apps

Apps like ESPN and Giphy collaborated with messenger directly. This implies that you can make use of Giphy to share GIFs quickly or even share sports highlights directly from ESPN. To know what all apps you have access to, press on the three dots and later check it in a message thread beneath.

So how many of these features of the amazing Facebook Messenger app did you already know of? Let us know in comments!

by

Nikita

28 Jan 2016, 06:48 pm

about the author

An electronics and communication engineer, Nikita has extensive flair towards writing and has written for a number of print and online publications. At TechCult, she provides a deeper insight to social media marketing, web design and development and social stuff! She is a self- defined geek and a staunch gadget lover!

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