Facebook Messenger Support for QR Codes and Payment Links, Quick Reply bar, and More
Facebook Messenger today announced three new features launching in its iOS app: QR Codes and Payment Links, new Quick Reply Bar, and more themes such as Olivia Rodrigo, Pride, F9, and more.
QR codes and payment links in Messenger enable users to send and receive money from anyone, even if they aren’t Facebook friends. This feature is rolling out to US Messenger users, and there’s no need to download a separate payment app or add new contacts on the fly.
Users just need to visit their Messenger settings and tap “Facebook Pay,” then share the payment link or allow a friend to scan the QR code.
Finally, there are new ways to personalize your Messenger chat. If you can’t stop listening to Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, you can transform the background of your chat into a fun way to communicate with friends.
Facebook is also rolling out new themes in Messenger and Instagram. These new themes include Olivia’s new album, Sour, World Oceans Day chat theme, and a new F9 chat theme.
At its F8 conference, the company said that it is going to allow “creators to build effects that deliver a coordinated experience across multiple call participants.” “For example, effects could be designed to deliver a shared sense of space, like a hangout in space or around a campfire, or even support lightweight gameplay,” explained Facebook.
These changes are rolling out to Messenger users on iOS. However, it seems that the new themes on Instagram will work only for those who have enabled integration with Messenger.