Soundmojis on Messenger

Social messaging applications have been adding new features to work with better communication among individuals who are telecommuting or are under COVID-19 lockdown. These platforms have expanded the count of members in video calls, made screen sharing simpler, and have added interactive devices for visiting. 

Facebook Messengers is currently making things one stride further with the presentation of Sound Emojis. As the name proposes, Soundmojis are emoticons that will have audio cues appended to them to improve the nature of the connection between individuals on the web.

On this World Emoji Day, Messenger has today announced the launch of its new ‘Soundmojis’, which are emojis that play a short audio clip, providing another interactive element for your message threads. Facebook has called Soundmojis “emojis that could talk”. As you can see here, Soundmojis, when added to a message, also plays an audio snippet, which the recipient will hear when they get the message.

As Facebook explains:

“[Soundmojis are] a next-level emoji that lets you send short sound clips in a Messenger chat, ranging from clapping, crickets, drumroll, and evil laughter, to audio clips from your favorite artists like Rebecca Black and your favorite TV shows and movies like Universal Pictures’ F9, NBC and Universal Television’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Netflix and Shondaland’s Bridgerton. “Ah, the drama of it all.”

Facebook says that everyday messenger users send more than 2.4 billion messages with emoticons on Facebook Messenger consistently, so inclining toward that utilization bodes well, and with more individuals currently more open to sound components than they have been previously (88% of TikTok clients, for instance, say that sound is fundamental for the TikTok experience), it very well may be the ideal chance to take emoticons to a higher level, while the consideration of special connection cuts likewise focuses to another chance for Facebook to transform it into a promoting opportunity, which could have some strong specialty use cases.

Soundmojis on Messenger

How To Enable Soundmoji Option

Right now Facebook is rolling out this feature only for iOS phones, so android users should wait for some time to use Soundmojis. If you want to check out your Soundmoji options, once you’ve updated your Messenger app, you can tap the smiley face to open the expressions menu, then select the loudspeaker icon. From there, you can preview and send your Soundmoji stickers.

Popular food and drink emoji on messenger

In June month also Facebook Messenger introduced the Quick reply bar, new chat themes, QR code, and payment link features. Using the Quick reply bar feature, users will be able to respond to media sent to them without separately opening the photo or video.

In addition to this, Facebook also provided an overview of the most popular food and drink emojis used across Facebook, which could add some context to your planning. Keep using Facebook messenger and explore all features, tips, and tricks inside it.

Also, Read: Helpful Tips and Tricks Inside Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger New Features 2021

Facebook Messenger announced three new features launching in its app. They announced a new set of sponsored chat themes for Messenger chats, as well as a new quick reply bar for shared images, and QR codes, and payment links for easier to request and send money through messenger even if they aren’t Facebook friends. This feature is rolling out to US Messenger users if they have an updated version of the Facebook Messenger app. Soon it will be available for all users around the world.

Messenger Chat Themes

F9 Messenger Theme – Facebook has added a new Messenger theme called the F9 chat theme. It’s the Fast Saga’s 20th anniversary, so time to lock in for a Fast & Furious movie marathon in preparation for the newest story in the series! This sponsored theme is available within the app. 

Olivia Rodrigo Theme – Facebook also added a theme from Olivia Rodrigo, to celebrate the launch of her new album Sour. This chat theme featuring with Olivia’s signature face stickers. 

World Oceans Day Theme – To Keep your conversations afloat with the new World Oceans Day messenger chat theme, which not only lets you virtually explore the world’s oceans but also promotes sustainability and the importance of keeping our oceans clean for the future generations.

The new chat themes are now available in both Messenger and Instagram apps.

Facebook Messenger Chat Themes

How To Enable New Messenger Chat Themes? 

To enable these new messenger themes, choose a conversation, navigate to its settings, and click ‘Theme’.

Messenger Quick Reply

With the new quick reply bar to the messenger, when viewing media in a message thread. It’s much easier to have conversations by photo or video without needing to go back to the main chat thread. Users can just tap on the photo and send a response through the quick reply bar at the bottom of the app screen. 

Previously, if your friend sent you a video, you clicked to watch it through an expanded whole screen and you had to exit the media view to respond to it. This new update will streamline that connection, which could help to facilitate more engagement.

facebook messenger quick reply

Facebook Payment QR Code

Facebook also launched Venmo-like new QR codes and payment link options in Messenger, for quicker funds transfers within the app. The main feature here is, you can send or request money even if you’re not connected to the person already. Users just need to visit their Messenger settings and tap “Facebook Pay,” then share the payment link or allow a friend to scan the QR code.

Users who want to send and receive money in Messenger have to be at least 18 years old, and they have a Visa or Mastercard debit card, a PayPal account, or one of the supported prepaid cards or government-issued cards, to use the payments feature. They’ll also need to set their preferred currency to U.S. dollars in the app.

Facebook Pay QR Code

Facebook Messenger explained

“No need to download a separate payment app or add new contacts on the fly! To access your personal QR code and payment link, visit your Messenger settings and tap “Facebook Pay.” Simply share the payment link or allow your friends to scan your QR code to send or request money.”

Facebook gives more importance and working to make Messenger a more useful application, in more ways, and with the capacity to make payments in-stream, that could help the company add in more business transaction tools and other processes to improve its utility.

More than 1.3 billion Facebook account holders use Facebook Messenger every month to stay in touch with their family and friends which is only second to WhatsApp (1.6 billion). Facebook Messenger is full packed messaging app that provides all features to their users to connect their friends and family in all possible ways. Regularly Facebook updated its messenger and other applications.

Facebook Messenger Tips and Tricks

Here we listed some of the best tricks and tips of Facebook Messenger that should know before you use the Messenger app next time to chat.

The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have the latest version of the Facebook Messenger App, which can easily be downloaded from the iOS app store and the Android google play store.

Message Delivery and Read Status

When you send a message through Facebook Messenger, you can easily identify the status of those messages, the same as WhatsApp application.

When you see, Open blue circle – that means your message is being sent to the recipient. Open blue circle with a checkmark – our message has been sent. A Filled blue circle with a checkmark – indicates that your message has been delivered, though the recipient may not have read it yet. If you see a small profile picture of the profile owner, then the recipient has read the message. 

A red circle indicates that your message was failed to send. It may be network connection issues.

How to make a voice or video call

You can make a voice or video call by simply tap the phone icon in the top-right corner of the messenger for a normal voice call or the video icon next to it for a video call. While making a call, connect your device to Wi-Fi for a clear voice without any disturbance, but if you’re making a call through a cellular network, then sometimes the voice is not clear. 

How to send an audio message

If the person you want to talk to isn’t online, you can always send an audio/voice message for them to listen to later. All you need to do is tap the microphone icon on Facebook messenger. Long press the red button to record your message and then send it to your contact.

How to Send Photo or Video

If you prefer to send a photo or a video to your Facebook contact, then tap the camera icon. Open the camera on the Facebook app and take a photo or record video to send. You can also add special effects and masks through this feature.

Facebook “My Day” Story

After Snapchat, Facebook has added a feature called “Messenger My Day,” which lets you share updates with all your Facebook friends at once. Those updates are like Snapchat, disappear after 24 hours.

To add a photo to your Day, open your Messenger app and select Add to your day. Then, take a photo or video, and tap the arrow key in the bottom right-hand corner. You’ll then choose whether to only add the item to your day or also send it to your friends directly and also add it to the camera roll.

Facebook Chatbot

Facebook chatbot feature is one of the best and most innovative, which are works on algorithms that you can interact with instead of talking to an actual human. This is helpful for users in getting news, facts, sports updates, and weather updates instantly. Facebook messenger users can search for a bot directly in the search box.

Emojis, GIFs, and Stickers

Quick reply icon – One of the quickest and easiest ways to respond to a message is to tap the blue thumbs-up icon. Now you can make your thumbs-ups as big as you’d like by holding tight on thumbs-ups icon. You can also choose your favorite emoji to replace thumbs-up and users can able to enlarge this emoji just like the thumbs-up icon.

Add Gifs – GIFs can be ideal for conveying how you feel through images without text. Facebook Messenger taps into various GIF search engines to get you the perfect result. To add a GIF to your conversation, just click the emoji icon in the textbox, now search for a GIF that you want and then send that’s it.

Add Sticker – If you want to send a sticker in a message, then tap the smiley face icon. The stickers are classified into various sections, so you can enter specific terms to search and find the exact stickers that you want. If you don’t find the sticker that what you’re looking for, then you click the plus icon on the right to get into stickers store for more options.

Send balloons – If you want to send ballons on flying in the messenger, just open the emoticons and choose the light bulb icon and you’ll find a balloon emoticon. When you send it, thi will trigger an animated burst of balloons for your recipient. You can also able to see the animation of ballons when you click to send.

Share Location – If you want to share your current location in real-time, then simply open a conversation with a contact or group of contacts, tap the plus icon, and click on Location. Then tap Share Live Location, and the recipient will see your real-time location for the next 60 minutes. 

Set Nickname 

If you prefer to use a nickname for a special person in a conversation, then you can simply click on their name at the top of a conversation and type Nicknames that you want to set a nickname for that person.

Change Conversation Color  

You can also change the conversation color based on your wish. From the same menu where you set a nickname, you can select the color field. This will change the color of your conversation with that person. So that you can differentiate if that person is a business or a personal contact in Facebook Messenger.

Mute Chat Conversation 

Sometimes, especially in a group conversations, you’ll get too many notifications from friends. It’s annoying and checks them when your phone beeps. The Facebook messenger allows you can mute specific conversations easily. By simply tapping the name at the top in iOS or the “i” in the top right of the Android app. Afterward, tap Notifications and you’ll be presented with a host of options for muting the conversation based on time duration.

Check messages from non-friends

Facebook Messenger allows unknown persons to send messages. If you want to check, just click Message Requests near the top of the messenger. There you can read find messages if someone sents to you means you decide to accept or ignore them. 

Play Games

If you want to play games in Facebook Messenger, then click the plus icon on the left of the typing field and choose Games. You can find lots of games such as Snake, basketball, and Bat Climb to play and also challenge your friends.

How to send money in messenger

You can able to send money through messenger if you’re over 18 and lives in the United States. All you have to do is add a Visa or Mastercard to your Facebook Messenger account, then you can send money to anyone through the app. To add your card, just tap the plus icon, tap Payments, choose the amount you want to send and tap Pay. The receiving person also have to add a card to receive their money. You can also send money to a group of people at once. 

Request a Ride with Uber

Another superb feature is you can request Uber taxi through the Facebook messenger app. To book a uber ride, select the “…” icon and choose “transportation.” You’ll then be taken to Uber where you can request a ride and pay for it.

Dark Mode Option

Messenger’s dark mode feature provides less brightness while maintaining contrast and vibrancy. Dark mode cuts the glare from your phone for use in low light situations, so you can use the Messenger features nicely. To activate dark mode in Facebook messenger follow the below steps.

  1. Open the Facebook Messenger app.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top-left corner.
  3. Toggle Dark Mode on.