Facebook Messenger, here comes the dislike. Here’s how it works

Also introduced mentions, a feature that will allow users to mention a specific contact within group chats

It's really the case to say that Facebook Messenger changes its face once again. Or rather, it introduces a few more. Mark Zuckerberg's messaging app has just presented two interesting new features. And one of these is the appearance of the reaction, the famous smilies already launched on the social network.

The other novelty instead concerns the mentions, a feature that will allow users to address a comment - useful in group chats - directly to a specific person. News that, according to what Facebook writes in the blogpost in which the two features are illustrated, will improve and make conversations even more fun. How do they work? Let's start with reactions. To be able to respond through one of the emoji will be sufficient to hold down the message received from the contact for a few seconds and choose a smiley face. Among the various reactions, an absolute novelty is represented by the presence of the "I don't like".

How to view the reactions

And to see how many and which reactions the message has obtained? Exactly as it happens with the functionality present on the social network, the icons will be visible at the bottom of the comment. By clicking on the smilies, a small window will open in which we can see who among our contacts has left a certain reaction. Every time a user receives a reaction to their message, a small animation will appear on Messenger. If you are watching the conversation. If, on the other hand, you don't have the application open, Messenger will send a notification in which you can see the type of emoji left by a contact. The feature can be used not only in group chats, but also in single chats.

How mentions work

Now let's move on to mentions. Like reactions, part of this feature was already launched on Facebook. The feature will allow users to mention someone in a group conversation. It will be enough to type "@" before the person's name and write the message. The "mentioned" user, and only him, will receive a notification in which there will be written the name of the contact who mentioned it. The message, however, will be visible to all other contacts. The feature can be deactivated at any time.

And that's not all. The two new features were also introduced Work Chat in Workplace, Facebook's platform dedicated to the world of work.