Facebook launched its Messenger service in August 2011. Since then, the service has hosted countless conversations across the globe. From late night chats with your friend who has recently shifted abroad to quick comment on the office gossips to chatting with your crush, Facebook Messenger has been the centre of conversations all throughout. And if you are one of those who has using Facebook Messenger just for texting and exchanging emojis, you have got it all wrong.

Messenger has grown from being a simple messaging service to an ‘all-in-one’ portal. If you too have been missing out on the bunch of services that Facebook Messenger offers, here’s a list of things that you need to try out now:

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Edit Personal Chat (Photo: Facebook grab)

Change colour, nickname and emoji in personal chat

Bored of the same old Blue bubbles that appear in your personal chat? Well, you can select from a bunch of 15 colours to make your chat bubble more interesting. But that’s not it. You can even ditch the traditional naming convention and use a nickname for your friend and change the default emoji from a thumbs up to a smiley face or even a heart.

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Messenger GIF search (Photo: Facebook grab)Send GIFs

Share GIFs

Smileys and emojis are too old fashioned. GIFs, on the other hand, are better at explaining your reactions accurately. Well, Messenger offers you a wide variety of GIFs to choose from. The best part is that you can use these GIFs in group chats as well.

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Messenger File Share (Photo: Facebook grab)

Send files

Chatting is one of the many things that you can do on Facebook Messenger. You can not only share images but also word and PDF documents. This feature is available for both personal and group chats. All you need to do is click on the ‘files’ icon which is next to the ‘stickers’ option.

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Group Video Call (Photo: Facebook grab)

Group Video Chat

For some of us, Skype may not be an ideal app to chat with our near and dear ones. And if you are living abroad, Skype may not be an ideal app for you to chat with your family members given its complex nature. Facebook Messenger, on the other hand, is easy to use. From video chatting with a friend to a group video chat, Messenger has everything covered.

 

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Messenger Games (Photo: Facebook grab)

Playing Games

Facebook Messenger may seem like an odd place to play games but the fact is that it has ample features to keep you entertained. The app offers a number of interesting games like Talking Tom, Cat Trading Card, Doodle Draw Game and Quiz Chat.