Facebook Messenger gets new Slack-like shortcuts

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Facebook Messenger Get Shortcut

Meta (formerly known as Facebook) often adds new features (unique or copied features) to make it user-friendly. Earlier this year, messaging apps were able to send screenshot notifications like Snapchat. This time, Meta has added a new shortcut (obtained from Slack) to Messenger that allows you to perform various functions within the app with simple commands. Check out the details below to see how these new shortcuts work.

Facebook Messenger Get Shortcut Support

Meta’s Messenger team recently shared an official blog post to announce new shortcuts for messaging apps.Shortcut Allows users to enter simple commands to add custom notifications for messages and GIFsAnd even the OG shrug emoji (¯_ (tsu) _ / ¯).

Starting with two shortcuts, Messenger now has @everyone and / silent shortcut Available to Android and iOS users. You may already know that you can now add profile links for other users and use the Messenger “@” symbol to refer to those users in your group.However, the new “@everyone” shortcut Notify all members of group chat Without mentioning individually.

Facebook Messenger @everyone shortcut introduced

On the other hand, the “/ silent” shortcut is Deliver messages to recipients without displaying pop-up notifications.. This allows you to send non-urgent messages to recipients without interrupting someone else’s workflow or sleep. For those who don’t know, this shortcut is already available as “@silent” in Instagram DM.

Facebook Messenger / Silent" Introduced shortcuts

In addition to the @everyone and / silent shortcuts currently available, Meta-owned companies have confirmed that they will add more shortcuts in the future.

three Will be a / Pay shortcut, And, as the name implies, you can easily pay the recipient with Messenger. It will soon be available to US users. A / gif shortcuts allow you to browse different GIFs in chat Send them to the user. Initially only available to iOS users.

Facebook Messenger / Pay shortcuts coming soon

The / shrug (¯_ (tsu) _ / ¯) and / tableflip ((╯ ° □ °) ╯︵┻0086┻) shortcut Add to chat without typing the corresponding emoji or copying and pasting from other sources. These will also be introduced first on iOS.

Meta has also confirmed that it will add shortcuts to Facebook Senger for other features later this year. So what do you think of these new shortcuts? Do you find them useful? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.