Facebook Messenger launches new ways to connect with others
Published 08/04/2016 | 10:44
Facebook Messenger's latest update introduces new ways to find and connect with others, including Messenger Codes and Messenger Links.
Facebook Messenger has added new ways to connect with people on the service.
In the latest update, the chat app adds Messenger Codes; these are circular patterns around a person's profile photo, which can be scanned to start a conversation with that person. If this sounds familiar, it's because it works quite like Snapchat's Snapcodes.
Facebook also launched Messenger Links. These are short URLs that bring people directly to a user's Messenger profile. They appear in the format: m.me/username.
In a blog post, Facebook revealed that Messenger has surpassed 900 million active users.