Facebook Messenger Gets Reactions and Filters in Video Chat, New Assistant Suggestions

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Facebook this week announced it has added several new features to video chatting in its Messenger app for iPhone and iPad.


In both one-on-one and group video chats, Messenger users can now add or use animated reactions, filters, effects, and new masks, while Facebook has added a conveniently placed camera icon to take a screenshot of your video chat.

For animated reactions, Messenger users can choose one of five emoji icons: love, laughter, surprise, sadness, or anger. Tapping an emoji generates a related reaction that animates on the screen for a short period of time.


On the artificial intelligence side, Facebook has expanded the capabilities of Messenger's built-in "M" personal assistant, adding a "save it for later" function, birthday wishes, and call initiations, according to Engadget.

The personal assistant, which is currently available in the United States only, is designed to provide proactive suggestions in Messenger [Direct Link].

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44 months ago
I can't wait for something to replace Facebook. Obviously, our grandparents will still want to use it though.
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44 months ago
Good to see Borat getting some advertising work.
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44 months ago
Another week, another feature set being added to an already-overdone app :rolleyes: Glad I turned my back on the Messenger app long ago
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44 months ago
So glad I don't have this app anymore.
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44 months ago
Facebook app is 399MB and keeping cache inside, I've seen users with 1GB app... Facebook must die
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44 months ago
ive had these features for weeks! :confused: now can we get a rewrite of the main facebook app :rolleyes:
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