Facebook continues to add new features to Messenger, its instant messaging network that has covered around one billion active users. Aiming to deliver a more fun experience to users, the company is updating Messenger video chat with various new features such as animated reactions, live filters, masks and effects, as well as the ability to take screenshots. As Facebook adds filters and reactions, you can now share how you’re feeling, make anyone laugh while wearing an animated mask, include live filters to look and feel the best, and even save photos from your video chats.
Facebook Adds Filters and Reactions
Facebook adds filters and reactions to video chats in Messenger that allow you to express five emotions in real-time. The video reactions on FB Messenger are the animated versions of the five FB emoji icons you probably know, i.e. a smiling face, a heart, a surprised face, an angry face, and a crying face. During a chat, you can select one of the reaction emojis to enhance your emotions and show love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger. You can animate them as an overlay on your face. For instance, the heart emoji will prompt hearts to fly around your head while the crying emoji causes animated tears to fall from your eyes.
You can also express your emotions and mood with an array of Messenger’s new video filters. The live filters will help you to react to conversations in a more visual way. As you know that Facebook adds filters and reactions, you can also add everything from a crown to bunny ears to your head using mask effects. Facebook has brought new augmented reality masks to video chats. You’ll be able to apply Instagram-like filters to the live video chat together with Snapchat-like augmented reality masks.
Another new feature adding to FB Messenger video chat is the ability to take screenshots of your video chats and share them with friends. Just tap on the camera icon, and it’ll take a screenshot of your chat whether it’s one-on-one or a group chat.
If you’re excited to add more flair to your video chats, you can try out the new Messenger features rolling out today.
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