Facebook is testing the ability to share Messenger chats as posts to Facebook friends

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We might soon have the ability to share our Messenger chats as posts to our Facebook friends. Reliable tipster Jane Manchun Wong spotted the feature currently being tested by Facebook and subsequently posted the screenshot via her Twitter page. Ability to share your Messenger chats, however, is for big group chats.

My thoughts? I honestly don’t know what to say at the moment; but my first impression is that it might be what some big users need. Not much was said in Jane’s tweet, but the idea behind testing or potentially adding the ability to share your Messenger chats as post could become clearer in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile we are still awaiting the official confirmation of a feature that was spotted by Jane last month—screen sharing on Messenger. Jane spotted the feature in August, and hopefully we will get to see it officially confirmed soon.

Screen sharing option will allow you to share your funny memes with friends and family. It will also come in very handy according to Jane Manchun Wong, when it comes to trying to pass instructions to someone about how to use an app. The functionality is about now being tested, with no exact date set for the official roll out.

You can access the screen sharing feature through a button in the Video/Audio call screen. It [screen sharing feature] is introduced as “Share Your Screen Together.” It allows you to share your favorite content with your video chat. Your camera will be turned off once the screen sharing feature, while everyone involved in the chat will be able to see the screen.

The screen sharing feature is one to look forward do—I personally would want to have a feel of it as it would ass some more excitement to the Facebook Messenger app on Android.

No exact timeline has been made public on when this feature will become available to the general public. I would suggest you don’t get your hopes too high especially in terms of being able to use the screen sharing feature in another couple of days. This is based on the fact that some previously reported features have not made it to the official or wider roll out yet. The personality involved, however, is one that has a proven track record when it comes to inside information.

We also recently told you that Facebook Messenger is working on an autofill feature—this was reported last May. This falls in line with Facebook’s desire to make its major platforms including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp accessible for ecommerce. If users are able to make purchases or payment via Messenger and not have to fill in their details each time they do so, then a lot would have been achieved.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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