Messenger Day: a fun way to tell your story

Font Size:

The best features of apps are often uncovered by mistake – that’s exactly what happened when Debbie discovered a fun new way to share her day with this addition to Facebook Messenger.

Quite simply, Messenger Day let’s you share with people the story of your day without the hassle of updating your Facebook feed every waking minute.

In the Messenger App on the home page, there’s an ‘Add to your day’ tile, which sits under ‘Shared Days’. By tapping this, you can add photos and videos to illustrate your day, either from photos or by taking them directly in the app.

When uploaded, there are three icons on the top right of the screen:

  • a squiggly line that let’s you draw on the image in any colour using your finger
  • a text button that allows you to add text, and
  • a smiley face, which allows you to add backgrounds and overlays to your image.

Seriously, you’ll be able to spend hours having fun with your photos – as the image of my dog shows.

Once you’ve played around, you can simply hit the arrow in the right hand bottom corner and the image will be uploaded to your day. You can then opt to save to ‘Your Day’ and select the people with whom you wish to share your social story. You can share with all your Messenger contacts, exclude those you don’t wish to share with, or create a separate custom list.

Those who have access to your Messenger Day will be able to view it for 24 hours before it disappears. You can also track who has viewed it.

And if you create a work of art that you really don’t want to lose, you can save to your Photos and send to those who may not have access to Messenger.

RELATED LINKS

Five fun functions you didn’t know FB Messenger had

Five fun and functional tricks that you didn't know FB Messenger had.

How to make group chats on Facebook

Find out how you can chat with a group of your Facebook friends in one chat.

Written by Debbie McTaggart



SPONSORED LINKS

Sign-up to the YourLifeChoices Enewsletter

continue reading

Food

Woo an Icelander in an Italian restaurant if you want a long marriage

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Remember that phrase? Given the battering the truth has...

COVID-19

How one aged care provider beat Australia's slow vaccine rollout

Australia's progress in vaccinating some of its highest-priority citizens has been slower than anyone wanted, but one Melbourne aged care...

Lifestyle

'Super plants' could help reduce air pollution in your home and garden

We all know about poor air quality in towns and cities, what with traffic, lack of green spaces and gardens...

Food and Recipes

Flatbread Pizzas with an Asian Twist

Invented by Nepalese chef Rachana from Eat Offbeat, the New York catering company that employs refugee cooks, these mini flatbread...

Wellbeing

Wellness technique actually makes us selfish, say researchers

Mindfulness has been the new black for much of the past decade. It's a buzzword bandied about to promote self-awareness,...

Health Insurance

Ageing baby boomers are missing out on health cover savings

Most older Australians see their health insurance premiums rise every year but don’t realise these high costs can be for...

Travel News

Vaccination no guarantee of open borders, says health minister

Australia's international border could remain closed even after the vaccination rollout is complete, according to health minister Greg Hunt. As...

Travel & Motoring

Are 'smart' cars creating dumb drivers?

The prevalence of driver aids is increasing all the time, even into lower priced cars. Cameras and sensors can alert...

LOADING MORE ARTICLE...