Ahead of its F8 Conference later tonight, Facebook has updated its Messenger app and introduced two new features. First is a Dropbox integration, which will let you share content from your Dropbox account directly in Messenger chats. The other feature makes video chats better by letting users continue video chatting even when while using other apps. Also Read - Happy Dusshera 2021 messages, images, stickers, quotes: How to create, send Happy Vijayadashami greetings via WhatsAppAlso Read - WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backups launched for iOS, Android: How to enable
To share content from your Dropbox account, click on the more button just above the text box. This is the button that also includes the GIF keyboard, GIPHY, Bitmoji and Memes among others. You will be able to share anything that’s shared on your Dropbox account — while videos and photos appear directly in chats, other documents will appear as links. Keep in mind, you will need to have Dropbox installed on your device to use this feature. Also Read - Facebook's FB Gaming Press Start virtual event announced: First ever event for gamers in India
Facebook’s Messenger already has chat heads, which float on your device’s screen and can be accessed with just a touch. Facebook is now introducing the same feature for videos as well. So instead of your friend’s face hogging the entire screen space, he will only appear in a small bubble that can be moved around anywhere on the screen. The video chat heads feature is being gradually rolled out for Android devices, so it could take a bit of time before you see it.
Earlier this month, Facebook announced that there were more than 900 million monthly active users on its Messenger. This new milestone means that it is only behind WhatsApp in the messaging space. On the occasion it introduced new features like Messenger Codes, which makes it easy for users to connect with businesses. It also introduced the ability to switch to personalized URLs on Messenger, and they will now look something like this — m.me[username].