Facebook Messenger has announced new features like split payments, voice message recording controls, and a vanish mode on the app.
Previously, Messenger for iOS was upgraded with new chat themes, a quick replay bar, and QR codes and payment links which allows users to send and receive money from anyone, even if they do not use Facebook.
Here is everything new on Facebook Messenger: Split Payments, Voice recording and Vanish Mode
iOS and Android users in the United States can use Messenger’s new “Split Payments” to evenly divide their bills or customize the amount each person needs to pay.
To use Split Payments, tap the + icon in a group chat and select the payments tab, then tap the Get started button. From there you can split your bill evenly or customize the amount each person owes. Then, enter a personalized message, confirm your payment details, and send the request. Friends who are new to payments in Messenger can easily add payment details to send and receive money.
For Messenger users worldwide, the new voice message recording controls allow them to pause, preview, continue recording or delete a voice message before sending it. Furthermore, the duration of the voice message is increased up to 30 minutes.
Instagram’s Vanish Mode feature is now available on the Messenger app too. When enabled, messages sent in the Vanish Mode disappear after they are viewed once. As per the announcement, users can send texts, memes, GIFs, reactions or stickers in Vanish Mode.
To turn on Vanish mode, open an existing chat thread on your mobile device and swipe up. Swipe up again, and you’re back to your regular chat.
In addition to Messenger, Meta has also updated Instagram with new safety features like the global launch of the Security Checkup feature, the new “Your Activity” section, and more.