With an estimated 900 million monthly active users, Facebook’s Messenger platform has indeed grown by leaps and bounds. Now, it’s about to get even bigger. The company recently added three new features to its Messenger platform with the sole purpose of making chatting with people, and businesses even easier. Messenger Codes, Messenger Links, and Messenger Usernames.
Messenger Codes are essentially icebreakers designed to do away with the somewhat awkward phase one goes through when trying to chat with a person you don’t know, or perhaps met at a social function. To access it, simply navigate to Facebook’s Settings menu and your unique code should be there.
To initiate a chat with someone, one just has to use the Messenger app to scan a person’s code. That’s all there is to it. From there, you will begin a conversation. It makes sense that the Messenger Code is appropriate verification to ensure that the conversation happening between the two parties is legitimate and not a spam attack by random users.
According to the description of the feature by Facebook, they have taken care to make Messenger Codes as beautifully designed as possible so you can use them everywhere—on business cards, online, or in-store and anywhere else you like.
Messenger Links are meant to be convenient shortcuts for launching new Messenger conversations that can be published on the worldwide web. For example, you can give your Twitter followers and fans another method to reach you by simply giving your Facebook Messenger Link in your bio. From there, anyone who clicks it can initiate a conversation with you.
Lastly, Facebook’s Usernames are a tool that helps people know they’re talking to the person they meant to and not someone else with the same name. All that needs to be done is to find someone by their very own unique username. This can be found and shared from the Settings tab of the Facebook app.
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