Additionally, Facebook expanded the use of bots, incorporating group chatbots into Messenger as "Chat Extensions", adding a "Discover" tab for finding bots, and enabling special, branded QR codes that, when scanned, take the user to a specific bot.
is an instant messaging service and software application.
Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone i OS and Android apps in August 2011.
We do this because the Android Market has a surprisingly terrible search mechanism and it’s not easy to find some apps.
To combat that problem, – like many Android websites – incorporates QR codes as a shortcut to finding those apps.
Additionally, users are able to capture screenshots, and live filters can change the color or lighting in the feed.
At the Facebook F8 conference on March 25, 2015, Facebook announced that Messenger would start letting users interact with businesses, including track purchases and receive notifications, and have personal conversations with company customer service representatives.
After the app is installed, launch Barcode Scanner and you’ll see a red line across the screen.
Move the phone forward to make the viewfinder zoom in on the QR code.
Messenger users can send each other end-to-end encrypted messages through an optional mode called "Secret Conversations", which uses the Signal Protocol.
Users can also choose to send each other "self-destructing" messages; messages that are removed permanently following an optional time period.
In January 2017, Facebook announced that it was testing showing advertisements in Facebook Messenger's home feed.