Facebook Messenger Video Chat gets Animated Reactions, Masks and Filters

After recent update in Instagram Stories, Facebook rolled out a new feature for its users on Facebook Messenger. Facebook keeps its users engaged by getting new stuff on the App. This time Facebook Messenger has a greatest update. Facebook has rolled out animated reactions, filters, mask, and effects for video chats in Messenger.

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Animated Reactions

Starting with animated reactions, Facebook Messenger users can utilise one of the five emoji icons to express their emotions like love, laughter, surprise, sadness, or anger. “These reactions will animate onto the screen and then disappear, so you can express yourself in the moment,” Facebook said in its news post.

Adding to this, the authority says that these reactions will present themselves in different versions depending on whether your face is on or off the screen.


Next up, users will now see new video filters in Messenger. Essentially, one will be able to choose from filters, ranging from subtle lighting tweaks to bold color changes. There’s also a live preview feature that lets users test the filter on themselves before using it with friends.


While masks have already been available in the Messenger for some time, Facebook has added some new mask options and also introduced new effects to make video chats lively. “Unlike reactions, masks and effects stay on the screen for the duration of the video chat (or until you take them off or switch to another one),” the company said.

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Screenshots During Video Chat

Finally, Messenger will allow users to take screenshots during video chats and share them with friends later. To take a screenshot during the video call, tap on the camera icon and the screenshot will be saved in device’s camera roll. Users can choose to either share these screenshots directly to social media or just save the pictures to gallery instead.

As Facebook is focussed towards making Messenger more interactive for the users. It will also help marketers to engage their audience by sending greetings and broadcasting through Messenger App. A chatbot is the most focused feature for 2017 and as I have mentioned it in my post earlier.

As Facebook is changing trends by rolling out the new feature. It will become mandatory to stay updated with latest trends even if you are not a digital marketer. Because this trends will change a lot of interactive things across the globe. If you think this article will help you, do not forget to write a feedback below in the comment section. Also, read other top articles on my website.

Pankaj Pandey

Pankaj Pandey is a Digital Marketing Consultant from Mumbai, India. A Content Writer and Blogger in disguise. He is an Engineer with more than 4 years of Professional work experience in Technology, Advertising, Marketing and Sales.

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2 Comments on "Facebook Messenger Video Chat gets Animated Reactions, Masks and Filters"

Jaspreet Singh

Thanks brother for these informations….