Additionally, Facebook expanded the use of bots, incorporating group chatbots into Messenger as "Chat Extensions", adding a "Discover" tab for finding bots, and enabling special, branded QR codes that, when scanned, take the user to a specific bot.
In June 2017, Facebook updated video chats to give users the ability to add animated versions of Facebook's reactions on top of their face, such as tears for a crying face and an exploding halo of hearts around the head when sending heart emoji.
We do this because the Android Market has a surprisingly terrible search mechanism and it’s not easy to find some apps.
To combat that problem, – like many Android websites – incorporates QR codes as a shortcut to finding those apps.
The Home button features the most recent messages, as well as a "Favorites" section for the contacts with the most frequent communication.
In January 2017, Facebook announced that it was testing showing advertisements in Facebook Messenger's home feed.
At the time, the testing was limited to a "small number of users in Australia and Thailand", with the ad format being swipe-based carousel ads.
Once the code is read, a notification will come up that there is a Found URL. There have been issues with certain users being unable to scan QR codes because of their phone model (i.e. If you have trouble scanning a code, try closing the application, make sure your camera lens is free of smudges, and then reattempt.
Click the “Open Browser” button and it will then bring up your application in the Android Market. If that doesn’t work, you’ll just have to search the Android Market and cross your fingers.