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Get the Most from Your Facebook Messenger with These Tips ...

By Heather

All right, so let's talk a little bit about Facebook Messenger. At first, I didn't want to sign up but after all of the prompts, I finally got the hint that I needed to sign up. Now? I'm so happy that I did. I didn't realize all of the benefits of it and I certainly didn't know that you could play games through it. You ready to see all of the different benefits of Facebook messenger?

1 Order Yourself an Uber

I had no idea that you could order an Uber or Lyft through FB messenger. Seriously, this is so cool and it's so much easier than opening up the app, especially if you are already in messenger, which you most likely are. This is cool and so awesome of Uber to partner with Facebook to do. Try it and let me know how it works!

2 Pay Your Friend Back

Do you owe your friend money and you still haven't paid them? Don't worry, you don't have to worry about having that guilt of never carrying cash over your head anymore, instead, you can pay them back right in messenger. It's quick, it's easy and it's definitely something I'll be doing the next time that I bum lunch off of one of my friends.

3 Forget Skype, Video Chats Easier

I hate Skype. Yes, I have to use it for work, but I absolutely hate it. It isn't my favorite method of communication and it's actually pretty cumbersome, but now? I don't even have to use it unless I am at work! I can video chat right in Facebook messenger! This works great for when I want to see my mom, she uses it with me all the time!

4 All the Gifs

I love gifs. No, I mean, I have an unhealthy obsession with gifs. Now that messenger is around, you can actually send your friends all kinds of gifs! It's so cool and you can actually search for gifs right in Facebook messenger, which makes it so much easier to creep your friends out. Try it, it's cool!

5 Edit and Share Your Photos

Don't want to open up Instagram and have to just use that as an editing tool? Now you can do it right in Facebook messenger! They have filters and everything girls. It seriously is easy and will save you so much time toggling back and forth!

6 All the Group Chats Possibilities

I'm a pretty organized person and if I have a bunch of chats going at once, you can organize how you see them, how they look on the screen and which one you want first. How freaking cool is that? I absolutely love it.

7 Personalize Your Chat Names

You can actually name your chats nowadays, which reminds me a little bit of my old AOL days but still, it's cool. I currently have one for my family and then one for my wife and they are all uniquely named and different.

8 Talk to Any Businesses

I do this all of the time, you can actually message any kind of business. Lyft is a perfect example, you can message them and that's how you order your Lyft via the messenger. How cool is that? I never thought technology would be like this!

9 Mute Your Notifications, You Know, for Work

Let's say that you are in a big, important meeting and your phone constantly is going off and distracting you. Cut the distractions when you are at work or busy by muting the notifications. Trust me, this is so, so much better than just constantly flipping through the notifications and ignoring the messages until I can answer.

10 Basketball Game!

OMG – I am addicted to this and the chess game that Facebook messenger has. It's so much fun and you're able to challenge whoever you are messaging. How cool is that?

So, now that you know all of the secrets, what are some of the other things that you use FB messenger for? Share!

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