Facebook messenger is one of the popular messaging apps all over the world. It has around 2 million users to date.
Users are not only limited to messaging but they are also allowed to use many other features like calling , video calling either one-to-one or groups. The messenger app is available in both Google and iOS stores in a free version.
The status of the messages delivered in messenger can be recognized with the help of the symbols indicated in messenger.
1. A Blank Blue Circle:
A simple blue circle indicates that the process to send the message has been initiated. You need to wait till the symbol is changed to get the confirmation that your message has been delivered to the recipient.
2. A Blue Circle with a Check Mark:
This symbol indicates that your message has been delivered to the recipient but the other person can see your message only if the internet connection of the recipient is active.
3. A Filled Blue Circle with a Check Mark:
This symbol indicates that your message has been delivered to the recipient. You can just be confident about the delivery from your end and whenever the person comes online he will be able to see the message.
4. A Small Profile Picture of the Recipient in a Circle:
This symbol indicates that the message you have sent is viewed by the recipient. But it is still up to the person who has received the message to reply you back or not.
5. A Red Triangle with an Exclamation Mark Inside:
This symbol indicates that your message has not been delivered to the recipient because of the unstable internet connection or any other reason. A message pops up saying “This message didn’t send. Check your internet connection and click to try again.” Make sure that you save the copy of your text in the message so that you can send it back once all the issues are resolved.
These are the available options in messenger to show the status of the messages sent. These symbols are designed in a very creative way.
Now, let us know the utility icons used in messenger. These icons are used to upload media from any device.
6. The Camera Icon:
This Icon lets the users upload direct pics using messenger. The users can do this by any available editing or photo applications (B612, You Cam, etc...) in their device.
7. The Voice Recorder Icon:
This Icon is mainly used to record to voice messages. It comes handy when the users want to send large information in the message. This icon is mainly introduced to ease the conversation flow.
8. The Emoji Icon:
This Icon is located in the typing bar of the messenger. It can be used to insert different types of Emojis in the chat. The Emojis are usually used to narrate the feelings in the conversation.
9. The Image Icon:
This Icon is used to browse and insert the media from the device. This Icon lets the users insert all kind of images stored in all the applications of the phone.
10. The Thumb Icon:
This Icon is used to send Thumb symbols to the recipients. It is up to the users to choose the intent they send these thumb symbols.
11. The Four Dots Icon:
This is a multi-utility Icon which has three sub icons in it. The users are enabled to send their location and favorite games to other users.
12. The Call Icon:
This Icon is located at the top right corner of the messenger. This allows users to call the recipients if there is an active internet connection. The quality of the call depends on the stability of the internet connection.
13. The Video Call Icon:
This Icon generally allows users to have a video call with friends. Again, the quality of the call depends on the stability of the internet connection. So, choose a proper network to enjoy high-quality phone and video calls in Messenger.
These are few icons and symbols available in the Facebook Messenger. Apart from these, there are many other symbols and icons available in Messenger. But, these are the essential symbols and Icons that every user need to know to use it effectively.