Messenger has always been an ally of Facebook. That is why Meta never fails to enhance its features and tools. The platform continuously updates its effects, end-to-end encryption, and expression tools. Today, Messenger enables new shortcuts.
Messenger’s new shortcuts is a new command system that allows users to notify everyone in a chat within just a few strokes.
Typing @everyone before you send a message to a group chat will notify all participants about the new message. It is perfect for crowdsourcing, group reminders, impromptu get-togethers, etc.
Sending a message with a /silent (also available on Instagram as “@silent”) prevents annoying notifications on a group chat. Users can take advantage of the hashtag when sharing late-night epiphanies without disturbing the peace of all those sleeping.
Typing /gif plus a chosen topic can help users easily discover relevant graphics for a chat.
/shrug or /tableflip
Typing /shrug or /tableflip will show the chosen emoticon. There is no longer a need to copy-paste or search for it.
The /Pay shortcut will make it easier to receive and send money through Messenger. At the moment, any transaction made using /Pay id free of charge.
The @everyone and /silent Messenger shortcuts are currently available now for Android & iOS users. The /gif, /shrug or /tableflip Messenger shortcuts are coming soon for iOS users. The /Pay Messenger shortcut is also coming soon for iOS users in the US only. Messenger enables new shortcuts on 29 March 2022.
Implications for Marketers:
Messenger’s new shortcuts simplify the messaging process. For marketers, streamlining messages can boost connection and engagement for a better brand experience.