Facebook Messenger is adding some new connection features, even as its user base continues to increase. The company announced that the chat service now has over 900 million monthly users worldwide.

According to Facebook's David Marcus, Messenger is getting some features that are similar to ones found in Snapchat:

We're starting to roll out Messenger Codes, Usernames, and Links (with the amazing m.me/[yourusername] URL) available to people and businesses, making it easier than ever to connect.

This should help users connect faster with friends and companies. Marcus also stated that over 1 billion messages every month are sent between consumers and businesses.