The various icons and symbols used throughout Facebook Messenger can be puzzling. So, what exactly do they all represent? In this blog article, we’ll explain what all the Facebook Messenger icons and symbols signify.
When you see an open blue circle with a checkmark next to your message in your conversation, this means that your message has been delivered. However, the person you sent the message to may not be able to see it yet. In this case, you can navigate away from the message without worrying.
Your message was successfully delivered to the other person when you see a filled blue circle with a checkmark. You can be assured that the message has arrived on their device, but you can’t guarantee that they have read it.
If your message isn’t sent due to an internet connection issue, a red triangle with an exclamation point should appear. It’s one of the least common Facebook Messenger Symbols.
To guarantee that your information is not lost, avoid leaving the page until your internet connection is restored, or save a duplicate of your message offline.
If someone reads your Facebook message, a small, circular version of their profile image should appear beneath the most recent message they viewed.
A message that has been read will also have the term “Seen” next to it, as well as a timestamp indicating when the recipient opened it.
I know, I know… You came here to read about Facebook Messenger Symbols. But I like to go above and beyond. Here are a few quick answers to some frequently asked questions.
Depending on what you want to do, there are four possible ways to hide or remove messages on Facebook Messenger:
Many people believe that because Facebook has a function that allows you to set messages as unread, they can read a message without the sender knowing. Regrettably, Facebook’s ‘Mark as Unread’ feature is merely an inbox sorting tool that does not retract the read receipt.
Apart from third-party browser add-ons, the only option to keep someone from knowing you’ve read their message is to ignore it.
Facebook has added plenty of new features to Messenger that make conversations more dynamic and interactive. There are also numerous Messenger add-on apps that allow you to do everything from leaving a voice note to adding stickers to your selfies.
If you don’t want to download any more apps, Facebook Messenger allows you to take and send photo’s, attach images, and send GIFs and stickers. You can also send voice notes if you don’t feel like typing.
You will find these features at the bottom of your chat screen, next to the text box.
If given the choice between the two, more than half of consumers today would prefer text a company for customer service than speak over the phone. Given how much we all despise being on hold, this would appear to be a given. However, certain demographics have a higher demand for convenience. Millennials, for example, prefer to communicate about appointments, deliveries, and discounts by text, according to Forbes.
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I hope this article gave you a good understanding of the various Facebook Messenger symbols, and what they mean.