You can have more fun with Facebook Messenger.
Feb 29, 2020, 2:05 pm*
As Facebook turns Messenger into a payments service, car-hailing app, and personal assistant, it’s not forgetting its roots. The company rolled out a handful of updates to Messenger in 2016, including Photo Magic, the feature that uses facial recognition in your phone’s camera roll to identify friends. Facebook also made it possible to change Messenger color, customize animation, and add emojis. Now each conversation you have in Messenger can be unique, which is great for people who are bored of the basic blue.
Since each Messenger conversation is customized, you can switch things up from the individual message’s settings. If you’re on iOS, tap on the name at the top of the conversation to access the features. On Android, the “info” button will get you there.
How to change Messenger color
You can change the color, set an emoji, and pick nicknames for your friends. The emoji will sit in the lower right corner in the Messenger app and on the web. When you tap it, the emoji is sent immediately.
Some of the emoji and stickers will also come with animation—if you send a snowman, Christmas tree, or other snow-related stickers, for instance, snowflakes will fall across your screen. (The falling animations also pop up if you send a heart.)
If you don’t have the app on your phone and want to customize your Facebook messages on a computer, log into Messenger in a separate tab in your browser. The options will appear on the top-left side of the screen.
The updates are neat features, despite making Messenger look a bit more cluttered. They could become very annoying, however—anyone can change Messenger color and add emojis at any time. In a group message I’m in, someone changed the chat bubbles to hot pink, and the emoji to poop. The chat app turned into an assault on the eyeballs.
Additional reporting by Kristen Hubby
Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.
Selena Larson is a technology reporter based in San Francisco who writes about the intersection of technology and culture. Her work explores new technologies and the way they impact industries, human behavior, and security and privacy. Since leaving the Daily Dot, she’s reported for CNN Money and done technical writing for cybersecurity firm Dragos.
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Facebook Messenger is one of Facebook’s better features. You might not realize that you can customize the nicknames, colors, and the “Like” emoji of any of your Facebook Messenger Chats.
This might seem like a bit of a gimmick, but it’s actually really useful if you’ve got a few different group chats going, or want to make sure you can’t accidentally message the wrong person. Here’s how to do it.
On the Web
Head to Facebook and open a chat you want to customize, then click on the Gear icon in the top right.
There are two options we’re interested in here: Edit Nicknames and Change Color.
Let’s start with Edit Nicknames. Click it, and you can then assign a nickname to any participant in the chat. Select the person who’s nickname you want to change.
And then give them an appropriate nickname. Click Save to save it.
Next, go back to options and select Change Color.
There’s a good range of options to choose from.
Personally, I’m a fan of the fetching pink. Doesn’t this look much better?
To change the Like Emoji, go back to Options and then select Open in Messenger.
In the sidebar, select Change Emoji. If you haven’t already, you can also change the nicknames and chat color from here.
Once again, there’s quite a few options.
I’m partial to the Rose.
With all that done, this chat is certainly a lot more personalized.
From the Facebook Messenger App
Open a chat you want to customise and tap the person’s name at the top on iOS, or the I icon on Android.
This brings up the options menu.
Once again, there are three options we’re interested in changing: Nicknames, Color, and Emoji. Select each option and make the changes you want.
Are you starting to feel bored of Facebook Messenger‘s look which has practically remained unchanged since it became a stand alone application?
Well, let me show an easy way to spice up your Messenger conversations with your friends, co-workers, lovers, and family members through Facebook Messenger themes!
Actually, it’s the perfect time to share this with you because Facebook Messenger has just released an all-new Star Wars theme, which turns your chat page dark with star speckles. It even comes with its own set of emoticons, including a cute BB-8 icon.
Here’s how you can get Star Wars Messenger Theme as well as every other colorway that’s currently available here for all Android smartphones and Apple iPhone models Philippines.
First, just click on the circular icon in the upper right corner of your chat screen with the letter “i”. This will bring you to your chat settings.
Next, simply click on “Theme”.
There, you can choose the theme that you want to apply to your chat screen to customize your experience. Currently, most themes simply add a background gradient to the screen but starting with Star Wars, I believe we can expect Facebook to come up with more creative and fun designs in the future. Hopefully, they can get into more design collabs to make Messenger more fun for all of us.
If you wish so, you may also pick an emoji that you can use in your chat regularly in lieu of “thumbs up”. For that, just click on the Emoji tab and choose the design that you like it.
Since I’ve just applied the Star Wars in my chat page, I decided to go with the Alien Emoji to complement it. It looks so cute, I think.
Oh, and if you’re not seeing the Theme section or the Star Wars option in your Messenger settings, you might want to download the latest version of Facebook Messenger first via Google Play Store if your own an Android smartphone or Apple App Store if you are using an iPhone.
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Facebook recently announced an overhaul to Messenger, which includes several new visual elements. One of them is the addition of new themes, which change the background and emoji of each of your Messenger chats. Here’s how to change to one of the new ones.
Messenger has a handful of themes available for chats, and the themes change the background, color, and signature emoji of your chats. The theme of your chats has to be changed for each one, and you can find the options by tapping on the name of the person(s) with whom you are chatting. But if you’re not satisfied with the basic theme for a special conversation, it’s worth the extra effort.
To find the options, tap the name of the person or group you wish to customize at the top of the conversation. This will bring up the options. You can do numerous things from this menu, including switching the conversation to secret, or to look at all the photos and visuals you’ve exchanged. But at the top of the option, you’ll see the Theme option. Tapping on this will show you a number of different options, from a Pride theme to color gradients.
If you select a theme, your emoji will change alongside it. However, you can also customize your emoji by tapping on it in the options menu — it’s right below themes. You have your pic of emoji for the chat; personally, I like the double-heart emoji, if only because the people I chat with on Messenger are usually those for whom I enjoy showing affection.
Just as a note, if you change the theme and emoji, the other person (people) in the conversation will get a notification. So don’t be like me and rapidly change the theme and emoji or you could send them a number of notifications and the chat ends up looking like this.
And that’s it! Now you can customize your Messenger conversations. Good luck!
Facebook has been driving hard to capture the growing market of video conferencing platform. Earlier Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms that allowed you to chat up to 50 people simultaneously. It’s a good thing that Facebook is now allowing you to add a virtual background to your Messenger Rooms meeting. So, let’s take a look at how to add a custom background to Messenger Rooms video call.
- What are Messenger Rooms?
- Messenger rooms custom background
- Requirements for custom background in Messenger Rooms
- Will Custom backgrounds be available on Facebook Portal and Whatsapp?
- How to add custom backgrounds to Messenger Rooms
- Download custom background for Messenger Rooms
What are Messenger Rooms?
Messenger Rooms are dedicated groups that you can create to have a group video chat with your friends on Facebook. Facebook allows the host multiple administrative features that help Messenger Rooms stand out from the crowd. You can limit participants, kick them out, restrict them, or even open your Room to all Facebook users. This is a unique experience that will allow you to connect with Facebook users that share the same views as you.
Messenger rooms custom background
In an attempt to compete with Zoom, Facebook has also added the ability to use virtual backgrounds within Messenger Rooms. This feature was first introduced by Zoom which was one of the main reasons for its rise in popularity. It was later adopted by Microsoft Teams and has now made its way to Messenger Rooms. Custom backgrounds during video chats help you hide your surroundings which translates to more privacy. It also helps viewers focus on you without getting distracted by the movement in your background.
Requirements for custom background in Messenger Rooms
Custom Backgrounds in Messenger Rooms, for now, are only compatible and available on mobile devices. It is not available to desktop users yet but we expect Facebook to add this functionality soon. Sadly there is no word from Facebook about when or if this functionality will be available for desktop users anytime soon.
Will Custom backgrounds be available on Facebook Portal and Whatsapp?
While Messenger Rooms are available on Facebook Portal and Whatsapp accounts, custom backgrounds are sadly missing from the apps and device for now. There is no word on support from Facebook yet but considering that Messenger Rooms were added to both a month after the stable release, we should not give up hope. As of now, you can only add custom backgrounds using mobile Messenger apps for Android, iOS, and iPadOS.
How to add custom backgrounds to Messenger Rooms
Open the Messenger app on your mobile device and join a Room as you normally would.
You will now be shown the Room feed as well as your preview video feed. Tap on the screen to bring up various menu options.
Now tap on the ‘Custom Background’ (Smiley face) option in your preview window.
This will bring up the custom video options currently available to you in Messenger. Tap on ‘Backgrounds’ at the bottom of your screen.
You will now be shown a list of different virtual backgrounds currently available to you. Tap on any one of the backgrounds that appeals to you to automatically apply it to your video feed.
Note: If you wish to remove the virtual background completely, then scroll the list to its extreme left and tap on the ‘Cancel’ icon.
Your video feed should now display your designated virtual background.
Download custom background for Messenger Rooms
Click any of the articles below and download the backgrounds of your choice that you can use with Messenger Rooms.
We hope this guide helped you get familiar with new custom virtual backgrounds added to Messenger Rooms by Facebook. If you have any questions or face any issues, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.
Facebook Messenger je jedna od boljih značajki Facebooka. Možda ne shvaćate da možete prilagoditi nadimke, boje i “Like” emotikone za bilo koji od vaših Facebook Messenger chatova.
To bi moglo izgledati kao neki trik, ali zapravo je stvarno korisno ako imate nekoliko različitih grupnih razgovora, ili želite biti sigurni da ne možete slučajno poslati pogrešnu osobu. Evo kako to učiniti.
Idite na Facebook i otvorite chat koji želite prilagoditi, a zatim kliknite ikonu Gear u gornjem desnom kutu.
Ovdje postoje dvije opcije: Uredi nadimke i Promijeni boju.
Počnimo s uređivanjem nadimaka. Kliknite na nju i možete dodijeliti nadimak bilo kojem sudioniku u chatu. Odaberite osobu čiji nadimak želite promijeniti.
I onda im dajte odgovarajući nadimak. Kliknite Spremi da biste ga spremili.
Zatim se vratite na opcije i odaberite Promijeni boju.
Postoji dobar izbor mogućnosti za odabir.
Osobno, ja sam obožavatelj privlačnog ružičastog. Ne izgleda li bolje?
Da biste promijenili sličicu Emoji, vratite se na Opcije, a zatim odaberite Otvori u programu Messenger.
Na bočnoj traci odaberite Promijeni emotikon. Ako to već niste učinili, ovdje možete promijeniti i nadimke i boju chata.
Još jednom, postoji nekoliko mogućnosti.
Ja sam naklonjen Rose.
Uz sve to učinjeno, ovaj razgovor je svakako mnogo više personaliziran.
Iz aplikacije Facebook Messenger
Otvorite chat koji želite prilagoditi i dodirnite ime osobe na vrhu na iOS-u ili ikonu I na Androidu.
Otvara se izbornik s opcijama.
Još jednom, postoje tri opcije koje smo zainteresirani za promjenu: Nadimci, Boja i Emoji. Odaberite svaku opciju i izvršite željene promjene.
by Ben Madison · April 4, 2016
I don’t know about you, but Facebook Messenger is a part of my life! The best part is that interesting changes are made all the time and I can only imagine that you don’t know all of them.
For example, have you heard that the thumbs-up emoji that are found to the right of the mic button can be customized so that it enters an emoji of your choice?
No, it’s not a feature recently added, but too bad that only a few people know about it! Here’s what you have to do:
Learn to Customize Emoji on Facebook Messenger:
- First of all, you have to open Messenger;
- Choose any chat conversation from the right;
- You will see no less than three options above the Mute Notifications option that give you the chance to choose nick name for the person you’re talking to, change the chat color, and change the emoji;
- If you choose the last one, you get all the freedom that you want;
- You can also tap and hold the emoji if you want to make it bigger. The longer you hold it down, the bigger it gets. When you finally release the button, then an enlarged emoji will be sent. Notice that the change will happen on both sides of the conversation so it isn’t just you changing a preference for yourself.
Don’t you see the emoji customization options in the app? Then, I have only one advice for you: verify if your Android device is indeed running the latest version.
And don’t forget that you can also choose a custom color for your conversations; to be more precise, a custom theme can easily be set on each of your conversations, perfect for customizing what you see when talking to different people. If you normally see the standard blue theme for Facebook, now you can set green, red, purple, yellow and many other colors as a chat’s theme.
It’s obviously that Facebook has worked hard for adding new features into the Messenger app, so why not taking advantage of all these?
And there’s much more than you can do:
- For example, you can Use Disa to Enjoy WhatsApp, Facebook and other Messengers into One App;
- Even though Facebook does not allow you to copy text from its app on your own Android device, but there are a few tricks that can change that: you can Use your Mobile Browser, the Facebook Messenger App or you can Install an App and like that you will actually manage to Copy Text from the Facebook App on your Android device;
- You can also Use a Video as your Facebook Profile Picture;
- Enjoy Live Streaming on Facebook with the help of this detailed guide;
- Use these steps and learn How to Protect Yourself from Those who are Cracking Facebook Passwords. You never know when this might happen to you, so be prepared from the start and avoid such unpleasant surprises!’
- Here you can find more Tips and Tricks for Facebook Messenger for Android.
Although this is Mark Zuckerberg’s yet another step to unify the messaging platforms between Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, many still don’t know how to use this feature.
Earlier this month Facebook introduced its Instagram and Messenger cross-messaging feature on both the apps for Android and iOS users. Although this is Mark Zuckerberg’s yet another step to unify the messaging platforms between Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, many still don’t know how to use this feature, how to activate it and enable the right settings. So, that’s what we are here for. Just follow these steps. They’re not that tough.
On Instagram app:
1. Open Settings page.
2. Tap on ‘Privacy’ option.
3. Tap on ‘Messages’ option. From here you can device the folder in which you will receive message requests to, if only you want to receive them.
4. You will be given three options:
– Facebook Friends or People You’ve Chatted With on Messenger — Chats, Message Requests and Don’t Receive Requests
– People with Your Phone number — Chats, Message Requests and Don’t Receive Requests
– Other on Facebook — Chats, Message Requests and Don’t Receive Requests
You can choose any of the three.
Also read: Facebook Messenger gets new logo, features as part of Instagram merger
On Messenger app:
Same 1 and 2 steps.
3. Tap on ‘Message delivery’.
4. You will be given three options:
-Accounts You Follow or Have Chatted With on Instagram — Chats, Message Requests and Don’t Receive Requests
-Your Followers on Instagram — Chats, Message Requests and Don’t Receive Requests
-Others on Instagram — Chats, Message Requests and Don’t Receive Requests
You can choose any of the three.
It is worth adding that while the aforementioned feature came as a part of an app update, the version also included some other features on Instagram. These include changing the chat colours, reacting with emojis, swiping to reply to messages, and creating selfie stickers. The inbox still looks the same though with no visual changes as such. It’s only in chats that you’ll notice some, and that too if you make changes like changing the chat colours.
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Facebook Messenger is a free messaging service that lets Facebook users chat with friends both on mobile as well as on the main website. Facebook is an extremely valuable tool to utilize along with your website to not only maintain your current users/clients but to also gain new potential ones. With Facebook reporting that Messenger has reached 1 billion monthly active users, integrating a Messenger button on your website to allow direct contact naturally makes sense. In this tutorial we are going to teach you how to embed a Facebook Messenger button onto your website and then customize it with CSS.
Step 1: Embed the FB Messenger Button
In the first step of this tutorial we will need to embed the actual Facebook Messenger button onto your website. There are currently 3 methods for embedding the Facebook Messenger button, but there is only one method that will allow you to customize the button which is to embed it as a hyperlink.
Items to Note:
- Make sure that you change ‘your-profile-username’ to your actual Facebook profile/page username.
- You can change what your button says by changing ‘Message us on Facebook’ to anything you want.
- To enable messaging on your Facebook page, go to your ‘Page Settings’. In the ‘General’ tab in the ‘Messages’ section, when you click edit, “Allow people to contact my Page privately by showing the Message button” should be checked.
- Clicking on the link will take you to the Facebook Messenger interface in order to send a message; we added the link target attribute to open in a new window so that your website stays open.
- We will briefly cover the other 2 Facebook Messenger embed options at the end of this tutorial.
Step 2: Setting Up the Facebook Messenger Button CSS Class
In the second step we are going to simply add a CSS class to the Facebook Messenger button that we embedded in Step 1 which will allow us to customize it via CSS in the next step.
Items to Note:
- We named our CSS class ‘fb-msg-btn’, but feel free to change this to whatever you feel necessary.
Step 3: Customizing the Facebook Messenger Button via CSS
In the third step we are going to customize the FB Messenger button by referencing the CSS class we set up in the previous step. Since this is a tutorial we will show you the most basic way to style the button and provide you with a basic platform to expand upon. Have fun and get creative with your button!
Items to Note:
- We used the ‘inline-block’ display attribute however, depending on your application you may need to use ‘block’ and/or float.
- We used ‘font-family: inherit;’ to pick up whatever font you are using on your website, change the font family as necessary.
- We used the Facebook blue for the background color of the button, simply change the background-color attribute to match your site if needed. Also if you change the background-color, don’t forget to change the hover background-color as well.
- Remember this was set up as basic as possible to provide you with a base to work with, have fun with it and feel free to provide a link to your custom Facebook Messenger button in the comments.
Bonus Step: Add Pure CSS3 Rounded Corners to your Custom FB Messenger Button
In this bonus step we wanted to give you the option to add rounded corners to your custom Facebook Messenger button using pure CSS3.
Items to Note:
- You can change the size of your rounded corners by adjusting the value ‘5px’.
Full Code (with Bonus Step – Rounded Corners)
Facebook Messenger Widget Embed Methods
These two methods are strictly for embedding a Facebook Messenger widget onto your site and are extremely limited in the ability to customize.
Facebook Messenger Box Widget
You can also add a ‘Facebook Messenger Box Widget’ similar to the ‘Facebook Like Box Widget’. To generate the embed code you will need to visit the Facebook Developer website by clicking here. Adjust your settings and click ‘Get Code’ then follow the instructions.
Facebook Messenger IFrame Technique
*Please note that we strongly recommend against using this method as it is not good practice for website performance.
If you are having problems getting this tutorial to work please reread the tutorial and try again, if you still cannot get it to work please leave us a comment below and we will respond as soon as possible. Please do not email us with problems regarding this tutorial, only comments will be responded to.