Seasonal AR effects, new Soundmojis to help spread Christmas cheer, and fun enhancements for Messenger Kids are among the latest holiday-themed features brought to Messenger by Meta.
To begin, there's a new AR effect that adds sparkles and glittering snowflakes that appear from your eyes when you blink,' which was designed in collaboration with beauty influencer Ashley Strong. You may use this effect to magically freeze the screen — simply open your lips and wait for a frigid breath to come and freeze the screen. I'm not sure if it's Christmas or the Ice King from Game of Thrones, but either way, it's a new feature.
Messenger has also received some new word effects, such as the ability to send a flood of related emojis up the screen when wishing them a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanzaa.
Meta also mentions that its new New Year's Eve conversation theme for Messenger and Instagram DMs, which incorporates word effects, may help you organize some incredibly bright end-of-year parties. I'm not a fan of Meta's attempts at cool terminology in their announcements, which could be part of a larger strategy to re-engage the youth. However, illuminated parties are available via Messenger. Keep it up.
Meta's endeavor to add a fresh, unique layer to emoji usage is represented by new soundmojis. For a unique holiday song surprise, go to your Messenger expressions tray, pick the loudspeaker icon, and look for the present and Christmas tree emojis. With new, themed funds transfer images when sending money in the app, Meta is also making use of the chance to stimulate greater funds exchange activity within the chat.
The more individuals who use Meta's apps to move money, the easier it will be for Meta to stimulate eCommerce activity, so while this is a minor part of the overall announcement, it may be the most important in terms of Meta's long-term strategy. In addition, Meta has updated Messenger Kids with several new holiday features, including the ability to talk with Santa (with messages sent to the parents), new holiday games, and themed AR effects.
If you wanted to utilize the Santa chat function to find out what your child truly wants for Christmas, it's getting fairly near to the deadline, but it could be another method to get kids excited about the holiday - which still feels much too early this year. Some of these are amusing and will offer a new dimension to your holiday messages, while others are a little dull – but in any case, they provide more possibilities for facilitating connection and conversation via message during the holiday season.
In the latest edition of the Messenger app, you may check out the new features.