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Facebook Messenger launches new ways to connect with others

Mark O'Beirne

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.

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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:

In a blog post, Facebook revealed that Messenger has surpassed 900 million active users.

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