Shout out to Facebook messenger team

Nintendo Hcndjs
Aug 24, 2017 202 Comments

Just wanted to say awesome work, been using it daily, whenever I leave work I share my location so my wife can track me (in case of an accident). There is some stupid shit (like I'm never going to use it to send money, please stop assuming I want to), but otherwise it really is a great piece of work. UX is fantastic, never crashes, doesn't suck up a lot of performance though still have to delete conversations every 6months or so.

Anyways that's all! Just wanted to say thanks!

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  • Wow, this is hands down the nicest thing I've seen on Blind.

    Here's a thank you cookie for making this a less shitty place.

    ๐Ÿช
    Aug 24, 2017 4
  • Amazon wookiebear
    Sending payments is actually pretty sweet...near instant send/receive from your bank acct. way better than Venmo
    Aug 24, 2017 14
    • FireEye / Eng
      XhLW23

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      No edit feature on comments here sucks too BTW. :). Nevermind, found it. :)
      Aug 25, 2017
    • FireEye / Eng
      XhLW23

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      I love the payment feature, especially since I've used it to send money to friends in the US while I'm in Mexico but for some reason one contact I can't send her money anymore. It would be nice to have it give you a reason why with some tips on how to resolve the matter though :)
      Aug 25, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      @yoghurt I used to have a debit card but it expired. As long as you have anything on there, expired things included, it'll let you use the app.
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Ecova yoghurt
      @999 yeah but what value do you get out of it, if you're not making payments
      Aug 25, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      I am! I actually use it a ton. It's just that my spending cannot be bigger than my input.

      I can also add and remove a debit card for especially big one-off payments larger than my balance
      Aug 25, 2017
  • Microsoft / Product
    bbRX01

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    bbRX01more
    Yep agree one of the nicest things said.

    OP, do you use android or iOS. If you use iOS why not use find friends app by Apple which shares the location indefinitely.
    Aug 24, 2017 8
    • Tableau / Eng DAT-A
      Hangouts, Allo and Messages (Android's SMS app) have shortcuts for sharing location built in with one click. Duo wouldn't make sense to have temp location sharing
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Uber ubz
      Really? @op I use messenger on the daily and it constantly crashes on my pixel. Most of the time on mms group messages... Just freezes then have to force close
      Aug 24, 2017
    • New / Mgmt But..Why?
      Crashes for me too :-/
      Aug 24, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      I'm on Motorola Z play and it works great for me

      If you're on pixel, your android version might be too new.
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Twilio UKfket
      I love FBM too except it keeps trying to be Snapchat. I wish it would stop. I also hate that Facebook tries to force marketplace on me
      Dec 23, 2017
  • LinkedIn jumpkick
    SMS integration on Android is great. Also voice and video calling are so much better than Hangouts, Skype, etc. Props to the RTC team in Seattle.
    Aug 24, 2017 9
    • LinkedIn jumpkick
      They used to use Skype infrastructure. Not any more.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng gltrngstn
      Absolutely no Skype.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      Voice calling is the clearest I've ever used, actual phones and discord included. It's weird how echoey and soft it is
      Aug 25, 2017
    • FireEye / Eng
      XhLW23

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      I love the voice and audio calling on Facebook messenger. My girlfriend and I use it more than any other app for multiple reasons, but mostly that one. It's way more convenient living ear the border since I spend some of my time in Mexico too. No worrying about international dialing codes or anything.
      Aug 25, 2017
    • FireEye / Eng
      XhLW23

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      WhatsApp is okay. But they could take a lesson from Facebook and realize that it's better to let you have the app in multiple phones tied to the same account. It's very annoying having two different whatsapp instances depending on which phone I'm using. I even have a Google voice number, but it won't let you out that in both. :(
      Aug 25, 2017
  • Twitter / Eng code3
    Have always loved the product but I sure wish they'd stop pushing stories or "day" so fucking hard. Just stop.
    Aug 24, 2017 4
    • Messenger stories also seem different than Facebook stories.

      I don't get that part at all tbh, and the gesture to open it is really aggravating with a slow camera. Just keep it in Instagram, it's where a lot of us expect it more.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • FireEye / Eng
      XhLW23

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      I've used the day stories a few times. But the feature is very limited, like being able to edit or add to it easily, no photo editor built into that part, etc.
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng
      tyxiba

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      My theory is that they're trying to dilute the real time 24/hr story market to take down Snapchat. I think WhatsApp even has that feature now, too.
      Aug 26, 2017
    • FireEye / Eng
      XhLW23

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      Yeah I've personally hardly seen the use of snapchat, sorry maybe it's more for the younger millenials and current teens. I find it hard to use, and tedious.
      Aug 26, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng sozeBffeJ
    Does the app need to be 236MB on iOS though?
    Aug 24, 2017 7
    • Cruise Automation Frend
      200mb of pure concentrated spyware
      Aug 24, 2017
    • @แ••( แ› )แ•— I, for a moment there, thought I commented that and freaked myself out.

      But yeah, also super curious about why it's so huge.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • New / Mgmt But..Why?
      ^hah that's great
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Am1Evil

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      Haha that's a pretty good gag, @!@แ••( แ› )แ•—
      Aug 25, 2017
    • แ••( แ› )ไบบ( แ• )แ•—
      Aug 25, 2017
  • Amazon lolwhat
    I hate that I can't open FB messages in my phone's browser, it forces me to install the messenger app. WTF is up with that? It opens fine in a laptop's browser. I ain't installing any apps on my phone. Make it work in browser please.
    Aug 24, 2017 10
    • Adobe RSPW64
      Same page. Don't tell me I have to install a different app to send a message, I can already do that and it's called texting gtfoh
      Aug 28, 2017
    • Apple
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      If youโ€™re worried about 82 MB, why donโ€™t you install Messenger Lite? Itโ€™s much smaller and has no bells and whistles so you wouldnโ€™t have to worry about the battery draining. Itโ€™s way better than downloading all that JavaScript and CSS every time you load Messenger on the web which *actually* drains more battery.
      Dec 23, 2017
    • Apple
      niXC18

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      Btw, Messenger Lite is only available on Android as Facebook mainly developed it for storage, compute and data conscious smartphone users in developing countries where Android is the mainly used OS.
      Dec 23, 2017
    • Amazon croozer
      Real question is, why bother installing the Facebook app when all you really need is messenger.
      Dec 24, 2017
    • Apple
      niXC18

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      Uhh, Facebook made a separate Messenger app years ago! There is no Messenger in Facebook app anymore.
      Dec 24, 2017
  • Facebook sillyboy
    I am sorry but Messenger absolutely sucks. Firstly why the fuck do I get a notification on messenger when I add a new friend. Secondly the app utilises a ton of battery. Write some optimized code guys...
    Aug 24, 2017 7
    • Oracle BlOe02
      also the size of the app. I really hate that a lot of people I have to talk to use it. I wish I could ignore it completely in my life.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Cruise Automation Frend
      Yeah idk who the fuck those other shills are, the messenger app is 100% bloated spyware garbage
      Aug 24, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      Get a phone with better battery life ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Apple
      niXC18

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      @sillyboy: If you think Messenger sucks, you should join that team (you work there for godโ€™s sake) and strive to make it right for the millions of ppl that use it everyday, not crib in an anonymous group.

      Also others, if youโ€™re an android user and are worried that it uses too much battery or takes too much space, try Messenger Lite. Itโ€™s a no bells and whistles answer to all your problems!
      Dec 23, 2017
    • Microsoft
      เดถเดถเดฟ

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      It doesn't matter if he works at Facebook. If you call out things the way they are instead of drinking the cool aid, you have my respect.
      Dec 24, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng
    hornicator

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    Thankies!
    Aug 24, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    amazonn

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    amazonnmore
    Google Maps has that feature to share location with your friends and family members.
    It's pretty cool.
    Aug 24, 2017 3
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      My parents use it to stalk my location..... I'm in my mid-twenties.
      Aug 25, 2017
    • FireEye / Eng
      XhLW23

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      @999 LOL
      Aug 25, 2017
    • It's like having your own personal NSA!
      Aug 25, 2017
  • Messenger is such a resource hog and it's FORCED on Facebook users. Pretty annoying imo. But the team did killer work otherwise.
    Aug 24, 2017 0
  • Microsoft jmGp18
    I guess you never tried WeChat
    Aug 24, 2017 7
    • Google aow
      wechat is hands down the best
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Google aow
      nothing in the us comes close
      Aug 24, 2017
    • NerdWallet / Eng nerdykink
      Are your a Chinese? It has worst ux
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Am1Evil

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      But conversation bots!
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Intel grdhk
      Tried wechat when I am in the country that every other messenger app dont work.
      Dec 24, 2017
  • Google / Eng
    Orzo

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    Relevant story: Just a few hours ago I was at google hq (really good wifi), trying to FaceTime my family but it wasn't connecting after 3 attempts. Tried using Messenger instead and it connected nearly instantly! Worked great and I was super impressed. No idea what was going on with FaceTime.
    Aug 24, 2017 3
    • Amazon / Eng
      amazonn

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      amazonnmore
      Use DUO :) super cool
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Google / Eng
      Orzo

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      Yeah it crossed my mind but I knew my dad didn't have the app installed haha
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      amazonn

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      amazonnmore
      I Love Google Photos and Duo, actually allo too but not much friends there
      Aug 24, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng cu
    Can't pop it out of the page on desktop. Instead one must have the whole page open.

    I would like to be able to pop individual conversations out into their own windows.
    Aug 24, 2017 3
    • Microsoft clippy
      Nerrrrrrrd
      Aug 24, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      You can. Just go to Facebook.com

      Also, you can probably do what you're looking for via messenger.com + panel tabs chrome extension or Franz desktop app.

      ... I miss meebo and the original imo ๐Ÿ™ Trillian is still around though
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Microsoft oBFG10
      Noob. Zephyr was the bomb, icq a close second
      Aug 30, 2017
  • New / Eng
    grunt

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    People that say they "know" networking and have 2 years experience suck.
    gruntmore
    I want to say you are sucking up...but damn you are right, was in Singapore for 3 weeks and it was more reliable then Suzie at the bar...
    Aug 24, 2017 2
    • It's my favorite love-hate relationship.

      God damn it Snowden warned about this... musst reeesisssittttt oh hey I got a new high score in the basketball mini-game.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Cruise Automation Frend
      Just use literally any other messenger? It's not hard.
      Aug 24, 2017
  • I like receiving money
    Aug 24, 2017 2
  • Microsoft Trump202
    yes, congrats on reinventing ICQ in 2017. Theres nothing more important to have our worlds best engineers working on.
    Aug 24, 2017 3
    • ICQ got a lot of people laid
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Facebook blub
      Oh, people who spent the last 30 years working on a word perfect replacement shouldn't be throwing stones.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Microsoft Trump202
      hahahah hey how's Facebook for Work coming?
      Aug 24, 2017
  • Oracle blok
    Whrre in FB messenger can you share location through the day
    Aug 24, 2017 3
    • LinkedIn jumpkick
      Not sure about ios but in Android within a chat thread, hit the plus sign and then hit location.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Microsoft aiNP74k
      In iOS it's within the meatball
      Aug 26, 2017
    • Amazon issues
      share constantly? I use life 360 to keep tabs on spouse
      Aug 26, 2017
  • Weebly hDIa48
    I like sending money through messenger because it goes directly to their debit card. I love messenger because it's fun to message!
    Aug 24, 2017 5
    • Side note, can you elaborate what's going on at Weebly?

      I decided not to apply due to all the rumors, and just wanted to know if they are just lies or not.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Weebly hDIa48
      What rumors specifically?
      Aug 24, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 999
      Something about founder x secretary/assistant sex scandal? Or maybe it's just lies
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Seems like slander, tbh
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Weebly hDIa48
      The secretary left the company, so maybe that's related...I don't know the founders and didn't know anything about this rumor before these comments so first thought is that maybe it is due to the sex scandal that she is leaving.
      Aug 25, 2017
  • Facebook blub
    sending money is one of the best features... use it to pay the rent among other things.
    Aug 24, 2017 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      amazonn

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      There is a limit like Venmo on Fb payments?
      Aug 24, 2017
    • You can pay with your bank through Zelle. Most banks use it. All you need is their email or phone number.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      amazonn

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      @codesafe I didn't ask that. I asked about FB payments.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Am1Evil

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      Do you pay rent to an individual? How does that work? Do they have to write checks to the company for you, but from their bank account after you pay them?
      Aug 25, 2017

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