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Facebook Messenger now features mentions and reactions

Facebook tweaks Messenger with mentions and reactions, letting you tag friends in group conversations.

Published Mar 24, 2017 2:38 AM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Jul 27 2022 3:36 AM CDT
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Facebook has made quite a few tweaks to Messenger, with reactions and @-mentions added - you can now react to individual messages, or even tag a specific friend in a group chat.

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When you're using Messenger, reacting to a message is as easy as pressing and holding a message to see Facebook's love/laugh/cry emojis to show up. A small counter will add up the reactions, showing you who exactly is spamming that emoji button - it even has its own notification on your lock screen, a nice touch by Facebook.

Moving onto the mentions feature, where you just need to use the @ symbol, and then Messenger will show a drop down menu of all of the people in the chat - you can then tag their name, and they'll receive an individual notification.

These new features should be rolling out to Messenger users now, and over the next few days.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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