What you need to know
- Messenger has launched a pair of new shortcuts in its app.
- @everyone will notify everyone in your group chat.
- /silent will send your message but not notify anyone in the chat.
Messenger has announced two new features as well as previewed a few others for its iOS app.
In a press release, the company announced that it is launching two new shortcuts to its messaging app. The first is @everyone, a Slack-like feature that will notify everyone in a group chat when you send your message. The other, /silent, will send a message but notify no one when it is sent.
The company has also previewed some additional shortcut functionality it plans to bring to its app, including a shortcut to pay a friend and one to send a GIF.
The @everyone and /silent shortcuts are available today. The rest, according to Meta, will be added "in the coming weeks." The company says that it plans to introduce more shortcuts throughout the year.
You can read everything in the press release.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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