Let’s learn what bump on Messenger means and how to use this messenger feature in today’s article. To start, what does bumping a message mean? Bumping is a term used in online forums and message boards. ‘Bumping’ means posting a message to an inactive thread so that it’s back at the top. A post or reply brings a message back to the top of a conversation or discussion thread when you do it.
Getting more attention from users is what bump would give you on Messenger.
It began in online forums, where people would comment “bump” on their posts to bring them back to the top. To bump a post, two methods can be used. Commenting “bump” on the post pushes it back up in the news feed.
Hidden Features of the Messenger App There are so many hidden features present in the Messenger app:
Share Your Location
You can avoid the hustle of explaining your whereabouts when you meet up with someone by simply sharing your location via Facebook Messenger. For that, go into the four-dot menu on the left of the keyboard in a chat and allow the app to share your location. If you press “OK”, the app will continue sharing your coordinates even when you aren’t using the app. There is a sixty-minute limit on location sharing which you can stop at any point by pressing “stop sharing” on the map icon in the chat.
Make Messenger chat easier to navigate by giving your friends and family nicknames. To edit or remove nicknames, click on “information” in the top right corner, select “nicknames”, and enter your own or the recipient’s nickname. You can edit or remove them; only members can see them.
Customize Your Chats
In case you want your chats to be distinct from each other, use the “Theme” and “Emoji” sections in the “Information” section. You can change the color of your messages, your keyboard bar icon, and even the bottom right corner of the chat bar by picking a custom emoji. Instead of sending a thumbs up, you can send a custom emoji. You can also make the quick thumbs-up bigger. Just long-tap the emoji and wait until it gets bigger, then let go at any point or wait until it explodes.
Discover the Hidden “Settings” Section
The Hidden Settings section can be conveniently accessed by tapping on your profile photo in the top left corner to open up numerous features. Here you can disable showing your recent activity, turn on the dark mode, change your username, and tweak with privacy settings. In case you want to text on Messenger while having other tabs open, simply enable chat heads. Alternatively, if you don’t want to receive messages, you can delete spam and unwanted messages in the “request” section.
Sync Facebook Events with Your Google Calendar
You can add Facebook events to your Google Calendar in two ways. Adding the time and details manually is the easiest way. However, you can use a process that allows you to sync Facebook events with your Google Calendar schedule in a more elegant way as well. Go to the page of the event where you clicked “Interested” or “Going”.
Then press on the three-dot icon and export the event. A document in the .ics will get downloaded to your computer. It’s now that you go to Google Calendar, click on the add icon next to the “Other calendars” bar in the bottom left corner, and select “Import”.
After that, you select the .ics file and it magically appears on your timetable! The process might be tedious, however, it eliminates guessing the duration of the event and all the details as the information will automatically get transferred to the calendar.
Use Messenger Video Rooms Instead of Zoom
The recently introduced feature, developed during the quarantine period, now enables users to host unlimited video calls on Messenger with up to 50 participants. To initiate a video chat room, start by ensuring your Facebook and Messenger apps are up to date.
To create a room, open the Messenger app on your mobile device, tap the People icon located in the lower right-hand corner, and grant the necessary permissions for camera and audio recording.
Once all the access is granted, you will be taken to an empty room which you can start populating via a link or provided people have a Facebook account.
What is the advantage of bumping?
If you Bump a message, it can help remind people of a previous message. In the chat, bumped messages will be notified to those in the chat. Messages such as polls, location-sharing details, and missed calls cannot currently be bumped.
How to Bump a Message in Messenger?
Step 1: Open Messenger on your phone.
Step 2: Tap and hold on to the message you want to bump.
Step 3: Now tap on ‘More’.
Step 4: Finally, tap on Bump.
Q: How to see the hidden message in the messenger app?
A: Click on the three dots at the screen’s top right side just above the Facebook Messenger menu. After clicking the three dots, choose the Message Requests option from the menu. There’s a hidden message you can reply to or delete.
Q: Can I Unsend a message on Messenger?
A: In the messenger app hover over the message to remove and select “More” before clicking on “Remove.” If you are on the desktop app, right-click on the message. Select either “Remove for You” or “Remove/Unsend for Everyone.”
Q: Can you bubble on Messenger?
A: Yes you can do it. This feature is only available on Android 11 or beyond. If you are not seeing this then update your phone.