Facebook Messenger does threaded messages now
This should make group messages a lot more tolerable.
Nothing groundbreaking here, but Facebook just rolled message threads to Facebook Messenger. Again, nothing to write home about, but the gist of it is that you’re able to respond to a specific message via a message thread, eventually cutting down on the confusion group messages usually entail. Think of it as comment replies to your messages.
To get it working, update the Facebook Messenger app. From here, long-press on a message and you’ll see a suite of options that include emojis and a reply icon. Tapping on the reply icon allows you to start a message thread. That’s it.
When you start a message thread, the reply will look like this
Message threads allow you reply to GIFs, videos, emoji, text, and photo messages. This new functionality is being rolled out globally to over 1.3 billion users across the globe. Just remember to update the app if it isn’t working for you yet.
While message threads may not be ideal for individual messages, I can see it coming in clutch for group messages. Admittedly, group messages are literally the worst, but with message threads, hopefully, they’ll suck less.
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