Facebook has announced a number of updates for Messenger today, including the expansion of its recently launched ‘Photo Magic’ feature that lets users share images via Messenger and automatically tag friends in a more streamlined way.
Sharing images this way via Messenger then automatically creates a private group chat with everyone that has been tagged in the images. The feature can be enabled (or disabled) manually – and if you’re sensitive about where your photos end up and who can view them, you can keep control whether you’ll be recognized in a friend’s timeline.
Among other updates to Messenger today, you can now customize things like the choice of text color, emoji and nicknames. Everyone in the conversation gets the opportunity to play around with the options, and gets notifications each time a change is made.
Oh, and you can also now have a little virtual snow flurry each time you send a festive-themed emoji to a friend. Sure that won’t get annoying quickly.