Facebook Messenger Gains Quick Reply Bar, Payment Links, and New Themes

Facebook has announced new features for its Messenger app, including a quick reply bar, QR codes, and new chat themes.

facebook messenger themes
The new quick reply bar can be found in the Messenger media viewer, and aims to make it easier to chat about media posted by friends without needing to go back to the main chat thread.

Users can tap on a photo or video and send a response via the quick reply bar, which lives at the bottom of the screen, then swipe up to exit the fullscreen media viewer to return to the main chat thread.

facebook messenger chat themes
Three new chat themes, which are available in both Messenger and Instagram in chat settings, let users add new twists to their chat thread backgrounds. The themes include Olivia Rodrdigo, World Oceans Day, and F9: Fast and Furious.

In addition, Facebook is adding QR codes and payment links for use with Facebook Pay, allowing users to make payments even if they're not on Facebook.

QR code MSGR   Facebook Pay New 1
To access a personal QR code and payment link, go to Messenger settings and tap "Facebook Pay." Users can share the payment link or allow friends to scan the QR code to send or request money.

The new features are rolling out now to Facebook Messenger, which is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

DinkThifferent Avatar
22 months ago
Never forget the amount of data Facebook Messenger collects:

[HEADING=1]Data Linked to You[/HEADING]
The following data, which may be collected and linked to your identity, may be used for the following purposes:

[HEADING=2]Third-Party Advertising[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Developer’s Advertising or Marketing[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Analytics[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Health & Fitness[/HEADING]

* Health
* Fitness


[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Payment Info
* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Audio Data
* Gameplay Content
* Customer Support
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Sensitive Info[/HEADING]

* Sensitive Info


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Product Personalization[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Sensitive Info[/HEADING]

* Sensitive Info


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]App Functionality[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Health & Fitness[/HEADING]

* Health
* Fitness


[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Payment Info
* Credit Info
* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Emails or Text Messages
* Photos or Videos
* Audio Data
* Gameplay Content
* Customer Support
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Sensitive Info[/HEADING]

* Sensitive Info


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Other Purposes[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Customer Support
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
22 months ago
Obligatory reminder.



Attachment Image
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
countryside Avatar
22 months ago
I’ll stick to iMessage, Telegram, and Signal.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SaxPlayer Avatar
21 months ago
I can't believe people still use this spyware. Still, each to their own...! ?‍♂️
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
One2Grift Avatar
21 months ago

Never forget the amount of data Facebook Messenger collects:

[HEADING=1]Data Linked to You[/HEADING]
The following data, which may be collected and linked to your identity, may be used for the following purposes:

[HEADING=2]Third-Party Advertising[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Developer’s Advertising or Marketing[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Analytics[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Health & Fitness[/HEADING]

* Health
* Fitness


[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Payment Info
* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Audio Data
* Gameplay Content
* Customer Support
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Sensitive Info[/HEADING]

* Sensitive Info


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Product Personalization[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Sensitive Info[/HEADING]

* Sensitive Info


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]App Functionality[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Health & Fitness[/HEADING]

* Health
* Fitness


[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Payment Info
* Credit Info
* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Emails or Text Messages
* Photos or Videos
* Audio Data
* Gameplay Content
* Customer Support
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Sensitive Info[/HEADING]

* Sensitive Info


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

[HEADING=2]Other Purposes[/HEADING]

[HEADING=3]Purchases[/HEADING]

* Purchase History


[HEADING=3]Financial Info[/HEADING]

* Other Financial Info


[HEADING=3]Location[/HEADING]

* Precise Location
* Coarse Location


[HEADING=3]Contact Info[/HEADING]

* Physical Address
* Email Address
* Name
* Phone Number
* Other User Contact Info


[HEADING=3]Contacts[/HEADING]

* Contacts


[HEADING=3]User Content[/HEADING]

* Photos or Videos
* Gameplay Content
* Customer Support
* Other User Content


[HEADING=3]Search History[/HEADING]

* Search History


[HEADING=3]Browsing History[/HEADING]

* Browsing History


[HEADING=3]Identifiers[/HEADING]

* User ID
* Device ID


[HEADING=3]Usage Data[/HEADING]

* Product Interaction
* Advertising Data
* Other Usage Data


[HEADING=3]Diagnostics[/HEADING]

* Crash Data
* Performance Data
* Other Diagnostic Data


[HEADING=3]Other Data[/HEADING]

* Other Data Types

great information dump (if someone has a browser script blocker, they can see Facebook [and Google] cross scripting like crazy from A LOT of sites someone visit).

People should know this — then make their own decisions. And for those who know but aren’t worried about it? That’s their choice. But far too many tech un-savvy FB users don’t even slightly grasp the scale of the info they are gathering on them.
Final note (the obligatory message to infuriate the A-haters): Apple is the choice by 10 country miles if privacy security is important to a user.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glideslope Avatar
21 months ago
The cancer continues to metastasize.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iphone 15 pro wifi 6e

Internal Apple Document From Leaker 'Unknownz21' Confirms Wi-Fi 6E Will Be Limited to iPhone 15 Pro Models

Friday January 27, 2023 10:01 am PST by
Multiple rumors have suggested that the next-generation iPhone 15 models will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard that Apple has already introduced in the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, and now a leaked document appears to confirm Apple's plans. Sourced from researcher and Apple leaker Unknownz21 (@URedditor), the document features diagrams of the iPhone 15's antenna architecture. D8x refers to the...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Have These 8 Features

Friday January 27, 2023 2:11 pm PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to be announced in September as usual. Already, rumors suggest the devices will have at least eight exclusive features not available on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. An overview of the eight features rumored to be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro models:A17 chip: iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with an A17...
top stories 28jan2023

Top Stories: iOS 16.3 Released, iPhone 15 Pro Rumors, macOS Tips and Tricks, and More

Saturday January 28, 2023 6:00 am PST by
Following last week's hardware announcements, this week saw the actual release of several of the new products as well as operating system updates bringing new features and bug fixes across Apple's platforms. This week also saw some fresh rumors about the iPhone 15 lineup and Apple's upcoming AR/VR headset, while we shared some tips to help you get the most of your macOS experience, so read...
Multi Display CarPlay 1

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features

Sunday January 29, 2023 10:15 am PST by
In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi,...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New M2 Max MacBook Pro

Thursday January 26, 2023 12:14 pm PST by
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are available in Apple retail stores and are already in the hands of customers, and we picked up one of the new M2 Max machines to answer all of the questions MacRumors readers considering a purchase might have. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Yesterday, we asked MacRumors fans on...
iPhone 15 General Mock Feature

Kuo: iPhone 15 Models to Adopt Wi-Fi 6E

Thursday January 26, 2023 5:09 pm PST by
The upcoming iPhone 15 models that are set to be introduced later in 2023 will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note about Apple's work on a Wi-Fi chip, Kuo said that the company will upgrade the iPhone 15 to Wi-Fi 6E. Apple is already using Wi-Fi 6E for the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models introduced last year, along with the new Mac mini and...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Expected to Feature Wi-Fi 6E Like Latest Macs and iPad Pro

Wednesday January 25, 2023 5:39 pm PST by
The iPhone 15 will support Wi-Fi 6E, according to a research note shared this week by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley. The analysts did not specify whether the feature will be available on all models or limited to the Pro models. Apple has added Wi-Fi 6E support to a handful of devices so far, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook...