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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
By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 24, 2017 @ 2:38 CDT

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.




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.


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