Looks like Facebook isn’t done updating its Messenger app or tweaking features as it has now added a new way to add someone on Messenger. It’s called Messenger Codes, letting you just scan someone’s Facebook code to add the new contact.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature in (of course) his Facebook status thus:
“900 million people now use Messenger every month, and today we're rolling out a new feature to easily start conversations when you meet someone new.
Messenger Codes let you just pull out your phone and scan someone else's code -- it's the new circular pattern surrounding their profile photo in Messenger settings. Messenger then starts a conversation with them. No more misspelled names or mistyped phone numbers.
Messenger Codes start rolling out today. Below is Beast's code -- give it a try and let me know what you think!”
The best takeaway from that of course is being able to add Beast, Zuckerberg’s dog, a Hungarian Puli to your Messenger list. We foresee all those people with pets or Facebook-verified pets rejoicing at our new ability to add animals to chat.
As the feature is still being rolled out, don’t get too disappointed if you don’t see the feature on your phone as yet. You should probably expect your app to be updated within the next few days.
In the meantime, why not brush up on the Facebook Messenger version you already have by learning the 21 useful Facebook Messenger tricks you might not know?