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Pro Tip: Search For Images to Send Through Facebook Messenger App

Pro Tip: Search For Images to Send Through Facebook Messenger App

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation on Facebook Messenger and thought the perfect response would be a particular meme?

I have, and here’s what I’d do:  leave Facebook Messenger, open Chrome/open Google Search, search for the meme I want in Google Images, save it, then open Facebook Messenger, choose to upload an image, then look for the image in my Downloads folder – if it was there.  It’s cumbersome, time consuming, and by the time you’ve actually got the image the time for it has probably passed.

The Tip

Pro Tip Facebook Messenger Image Search

Save a lot of time and effort by searching for the image through the Facebook Messenger app itself.  Hit the Menu button in the top right, then hit ‘Image Search’, and search!  The search is powered by Bing, but has been pretty effective for me so far.

Pro Tip: Contact Sync and Facebook Messenger SMS

Pro Tip: Contact Sync and Facebook Messenger SMS

UPDATE: It turns out SMS is only available for a few devices, and I can’t find a list of which devices support SMS through Messenger.  You can more or less disregard this, or you could try it and if your phone supports it drop us a line in the comments!

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Chat Heads are, quite simply, brilliant. I like the thought of them and they make up for a slight intrusion of my screen with sheer convenience. Thing is, I’m not on Messenger all the time, mostly in the evenings, and during the day I use SMS first and foremost. How could I combine the two? Give Facebook Messenger SMS permissions and access to my SMS.

Not all’s rosy though. I’ve got a friend called Nicole. We usually just chat online (she lives abroad) but since she came to visit we’ve been chatting on SMS. Since my contact entries are a little different, I’ve got a thread for SMS and another for Facebook Messages. Annoying.

The Tip

So yeah, make sure everything’s all nice and synced and lined up correctly. And go update Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Now. You won’t regret it!