Messenger: How to Use Shortcuts

Users will be able to quickly send GIFs, transfer money and more

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Messenger introduced a Shortcuts feature that allows users to quickly activate specific features in conversations by typing shortcut phrases.

As of this writing, two shortcuts are available: @everyone and @silent. According to the Messenger team, users should be able to type a slash before a shortcut to activate it (“/silent” for instance), but currently, only the at symbol (@) will activate shortcuts.

Over time, Messenger will roll out additional shortcut options, such as “gif,” which will allow you to quickly search for GIFs, and “pay,” which will allow you to send or request money.

Here’s how to use shortcuts in a Messenger conversation.




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