Social media giant Facebook will now allow users to have a conversation in its Messenger app with the help of voice commands.
According to TechCrunch, Facebook Messenger for Android is hiding a new M assistant button which will activate listening for voice commands to functions which include sending messages, initiate voice calls and create reminders as well. At the moment, there is no information provided as to when the new feature will roll out.
In its fight against fake accounts and the spread of false information, Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its Messenger service. Facebook Messenger is testing a feature that will flag off messages coming from a fake account.
If you receive a DM from someone you haven’t conversed with in a while, it will show you information about when the account was created and whether that user is on Messenger without a related Facebook account, along with details on the phone number.
Facebook will start rolling out auto-playing video ads on Messenger. At the moment, ads are rolling out to a small group of users and will have a global release soon. Facebook said in a statement provided to Quartz, “We will be rolling out video ads gradually and thoughtfully. People that use Messenger each month are our top priority and they will remain in control of their experience.” People on Facebook will be able to “remain in control of their experience”.
However, users will not be able to opt out of Messenger ads completely. They will be able to hide a given ad, report it, or manage targeting preferences, similar to the other apps by the company.