Facebook Messenger app gets custom thread colors, emojis and nicknames, here's how to use them

Facebook Messenger app gets custom thread colors, emojis and nicknames, here's how to use them

Facebook just rolled a rather fun update to its Messenger chat app, aimed at all those who would love to personalize their instant messaging sessions. Beginning today, you will be able to set a custom color for your conversation, add tailored emoji for the "thumbs-up" sign, and even nickname the individuals that are involved in the thread, including yourself. Here's what you need to do:

1. Update the Facebook Messenger app to the newest version in Google Play or the App Store;

2. For Android, tap on the upper right corner where the "i" sign is. For iOS, tap on the contact's name itself;

3. You will see three new options in the settings menu now - Color, Emoji and Nicknames;

4. Tap on the Color option to set a custom one for the whole conversation thread - you can choose from 15 different hues for now, including the iconic blue you are used to;

5. Tap on the Emoji menu to change the thumbs-up icon, long-press the new sign for a large version, too;

6. Tap on the Nickname function, and set different titles for each participants in the thread, yourself included;

Be advised that whoever you are chatting with on the other side, will also be able to see the new dress-up changes you are inserting in the conversation, so they may strike back accordingly.

source: Facebook via Mobileworld.it (translated)

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2 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

FĂșck intruding Facebook (if it's not inappropriate to post 'intruding').

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

I've seen so much misuse of this already on a group chat of 50 people. Everyone renaming others with embarrassing nicknames.

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