Meta introduces Shortcuts on Messenger

Messenger shortcuts

Messenger introduces shortcuts, a new command system that will enable users to communicate on the go and have access to more pop-culture references and features.

Messenger introduced shortcuts, a new command system to help supercharge the messaging efficiency. For instance, users can enter the @everyone on Messenger on iOS and Android to grab the group chat’s attention. When one starts a message with @everyone, all participants in the chat will be notified. @everyonecan be used for group reminders, impromptu get-togethers, or when one needs to gather the brain trust to crowdsource an answer to a time-sensitive question.

Sending a message with /silent enables users to send a non-urgent pop-up notification, allowing the receiver of the message to view it at their own convenience.

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In the coming weeks, Messenger will also be introducing several new shortcuts that will help users up their efficiency for both practical and entertainment purposes.

/Pay which is coming soon to iOS and Android, for users in the US will make it easier to send and receive money in one-on-one Messenger chats. Users can type /pay to send or request money securely without fees.

/gif shortcut coming soon on iOS will allow users to find and send the perfect GIF. /shrug & /tableflip which will be coming soon to iOS will help users add the old-school text-based tableflip and shrug emojis.

The platform aims to introduce more features and shortcuts to Messenger soon.


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