Here is how you can grab everyone’s attention in Messenger group chat

Meta-owned Facebook has introduced several shortcuts and new features to its Messenger app. The move is aimed to help supercharge your messaging efficiency and add a little extra fun to your experience.

With the addition of shortcuts, users will be able to perform various tasks such as making important announcement, notify everyone, sending silent message and GIF among others. These are just the first of many shortcuts users can use in Messenger, more shortcuts will be coming later this year.

To grab everyone’s attention in a group chat, you can enter the @everyone and /silent shortcuts. The facility is available to people using Messenger on iOS and Android.

When you start a message with @everyone, all participants in the chat will be notified. With @everyone your message gets maximum exposure, and nobody misses out. It can be used for sending group reminders, impromptu get-togethers or when you need to gather the braintrust to crowdsource an answer to a time-sensitive question.

 Silent

Available on Instagram also, when you use silent, the members of your chat will not receive a notification of your message at all. Sending a message with /silent removes the anxiety of interrupting someone with a non-urgent pop-up notification or disturbing them during their off hours. With silent, it is easy to share late-night epiphanies without disturbing the peace of those who are not in your time zone and they can go through your message as per their convenience.

Pay, gif, shrug and tableflip are other services that Facebook will introduce to supercharge the Messenger experience.

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Pay shortcut

To send and receive money right in your one-on-one Messenger chats, Facebook will soon introduce pay to iOS and Android for Messenger fans in the US. Users need to type pay to send or request money securely without fees.

GIF

GIFs help us express ourselves, conveying a sense of identity through pop culture references, which in turn help form our larger digital culture. To easily find and send that perfect GIF, use the /gif shortcut – simply type /gif and your chosen topic to see your gif options appear. The facility will be available for Ios.

Shrug & /tableflip

This too will be avaialbel to iOS. Instead of struggling to type each emoticon (or having to find it online to copy and paste), simply type in /shrug or /tableflip to add your chosen emoticons to your message.

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