5 Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Facebook Messenger Mobile App

5 Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Facebook Messenger Mobile App

Do you know all the new features of the Facebook Messenger mobile app? There are over 1 billion Facebook users; hence the Facebook Messenger is the world's most popular messaging app. The company, Facebook Inc., has made it a standalone product. One of the outstanding features is that it doesn’t even require a Facebook account to use; you can send messages to people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.

Are you one of those that think the Facebook messenger is only about sending messages to family and friends on Facebook? Well, this post will show you that you can do many incredible things with it, things you didn't realise you could do. Ink & Pen’s Blog – Rapport Naija has selected five things you can do with Facebook Messenger. Read more below:

I) You Can Now Send Someone Money On Facebook Messenger

This is one of the most incredible newly added features. Facebook Messenger now allows users to send and receive money from other users. This is a very convenient way to send money to friends and family members, also you can receive money. For you to be able to do this, you must have the latest version of the Facebook Messenger app.

How To Send Or Receive Money On Facebook Messenger

A lot of users still don’t know how to send money on Facebook Messenger. To send or receive money via Facebook messenger, follow the steps below:

1. To Send Money On Facebook Messenger: To transfer money on Facebook messenger, the first thing you should do is add your debit card details to your Facebook account (for broader details, you should visit the official Facebook Messenger site). After you have added your debit card details to your Facebook account successfully, you can then start a chat message with the person you wish to send money to. Next step is to click on the small icon that looks like a dollar sign ($). Next, type in the amount of money you want to send to your contact, and then click ‘Pay’.

2. To Receive Money On Facebook Messenger: If a friend or family send you money via Facebook messenger, for you to receive the money, Facebook Messenger app will prompt you to add your personal bank account or card details to your Facebook account. Once you complete that, the money will be transferred to your bank account, though it may take a day or two for the money to deposit in your bank account.

II) You Can Now Browse Restaurants’ Menu And Order For Food On Facebook Messenger

Many of us think of the Facebook Messenger app as only a chat message platform, but it can now also be used to order for food, maybe dinner, lunch, and breakfast at any time of the day. Facebook messenger can also be used to chat with restaurant BOTs to order food from their menu.

The same way you chat with friends and family members on messenger, you can initiate a chat with these chat BOTs to order food. To be able to do this, you’ll have to use words and commands that the chatbot understands. The downside here is that these bots understandable words/commands are difficult to find in Facebook Messenger, but websites like BotList can make it easy for you to search by name and category. With that, you can use Facebook messenger to order for any type of food you want from a restaurant and bar.

III) Now, You Can Have A Secret And Encrypted Conversation On Facebook Messenger

Just like on WhatsApp, Facebook announced the launch of End-to-End Encryption on Facebook messenger many months ago. Both WhatsApp and Facebook messenger are now encrypted.

This means you can now have a secret conversation with any person you want. Although, Facebook refer to these features as Open "Secret conversation", to start a secret conversation with a contact, enable a chat message with the,, then tap the small ‘i’ information icon. From there, scroll down through the various options and select ‘Go to Secret Conversation.’ This will start an encrypted chat with that friend.

 IV) You Can Now Order For Uber Rides On Facebook Messenger

If you message someone in a conversation, that you are about to leave, you can then order an Uber ride directly within Facebook Messenger app. To do this, when you are within a conversation, tap the small “+” icon on the bottom of the screen.

A top menu will open, tab "Rides" circle. Two options will appear, if it is Uber you want, select Uber, then login to your account, if you don't have any, you can create one immediately, then you can order your car as usual without leaving the app.

V) You Can Now Play High-end Mobile Games On Facebook Messenger

Yes, you heard that right! You can now play nice games on the Facebook messenger app. Facebook recently launched what it called "Instant Games". As the name suggest, they are games you can play on Facebook messenger instantly. Just as in standalone game apps, these Facebook Messenger games will give you rich gameplay with a nice gaming experience.

To access Facebook Messenger games, launch messenger app on your smartphone or tablet, then tap a small game app icon on the home screen. A new page will open with small bubble icons related to each game. To play, tap the icon of the game that interests you and it will open instantly. No downloads or installation required. With this, you can play Facebook Messenger games wherever and whenever you want.


These are top five incredible things you can do with Facebook Messenger mobile app. Good luck enjoying all these new features. 

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