Facebook Messenger Just Added Four New Features for Video Chats

Emojis, filters, masks and screenshots of video chats

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Facebook Messenger ushered in the new week by announcing four new features Monday morning.

Emojis can now be added to video conversations, allowing participants to express love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger.

Messenger users can now add filters “ranging from subtle lighting tweaks to bold color changes—like black and white, red, or yellow.”

New masks have been added to Messenger, and some of them include hidden effects and react to hand and facial movements.

And Messenger users can now take screenshots of their video chats to share with other friends who were not part of the chat.

Facebook vice president of messaging products David Marcus also posted about the new features (embedded below):

Messenger’s video chat capability is one of the areas I’m the proudest about in terms of quality across devices and overall experience.



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