In the last couple of months, Facebook has introduced quite a few new features to its social networking website and the Messenger. Now, Facebook has added 3D Touch support for the Messenger, and needless to say it only for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users. While the feature has been integrated with Facebook since a while now, it has only now been introduced on Messenger. Also Read - Facebook Messenger becomes third non-Google app to garner five billion downloads on Play StoreAlso Read - Facebook to soon allow Messenger users to directly chat with WhatsApp users on the platform
3D Touch is a very convenient feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. With the update, Messenger users can now peek into their chats without actually popping them open. The 3D Touch support allows users to preview conversations, GIF, videos, stickers, links or whatever content they receive on the chat. One thing to note is that while you can preview a chat without actually opening the window, the sender will still be notified. Even with 3D Touch support, you won t be able to sneak around that one. Also Read - WhatsApp: Over 1.4 billion video and voice calls made on New Year's Eve globally
Additionally, even before launching the app, the Messenger s pressure-sensitive support allows a user to directly open chats with their most recent contacts on the app, instead of first launching the app and then choosing the recipient.
Other than that, Facebook recently also started testing end-to-end encryption feature in the Messenger as well. It is also said to be introducing a Snapchat-like self-destructing message feature, which will allow users to set a timer to control the length of time each message sent can remain visible within a conversation.
Facebook has also been aggressively working on promoting its recently-introduced Messenger bot service. The chatbot is an Artificial Intelligence-based solution for businesses to deliver automated customer support, content and other interactive experiences to users. The company also announced that presently over 11,000 bots have been created for the Facebook Messenger. In a move to make it easier for users to engage with the bots, Facebook now also allows audio files, GIFs, videos and doc files to be shared with the Messenger bots.