Ten Third-Party Apps for Facebook Messenger You Should Install Right Now – Smartphones
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Facebook essentially strong-armed us all into installing their standalone Messenger app for mobile devices, but the latest initiative that permits third-party development on the platform undoubtedly makes it worth your time.
We’ve been having a lot of joy with all the fresh Messenger apps, sending GIFs, movies, avatars, and more directly from message threads, so I wished to display you our favorites out of the quickly expanding catalog of options—the ones you should install right now!
Note: while we provide links to install these apps through both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store, you can lightly access them through the three-dot menu that’s visible while in a conversation thread.
You can also use the apps from here, but more on that below.
Ditty: Say It with a Song
By singing the text you type to the tune of a chosen song, the app Ditty will make for some hilariously awesome conversations. However the screenshots below do little justice to illustrate how joy this app is, I implore you to download it and give it a quick test drive. Some songs may cost you $0.99, but they had enough free ones to keep me pleased.
GIPHY: Express Feelings with a GIF
When words fall brief, express the way you feel with an animated GIF. Using the app GIPHY, it’s effortless to search for and find the flawless GIF for whatever you’re attempting to say. They’re also pretty damn funny.
ClipDis: Let Celebrities Say It for You
Using ClipDis, simply write out any message to your friend, then let the app find clips in film and TV that say each of the words written in the message. It’s joy, different, and your friends should get a kick from it.
FlipLip: Switch Your Voice
If you want to send a voice message through Messenger, then attempt FlipLip. Instead of a regular voice message, the app let’s you switch your voice with one of eight effects. You can also place some animations or visual effects over your face, because why not?!
Shout!: Say It Louder
Shout! is a joy application that lets you create individual GIFs. After every space in your sentence, the app takes a snapshot and places the typed word over your face. When you’re done, you’ll have a cool GIF with your sentence or phrase spelled out. Get creative and see what you can put together.
PingTank: Add 3D Animations
If you’ve ever felt like sending a picture with a enormous, 3D robot animation obliterating an object, then PingTank is just the thing. Take a picture of anything or bring up one from your camera roll or gallery, then add one of the various 3D animations. You might only use it once and a while, but it’s worth having on your phone for the times you do.
Wordeo: Animate Your Words
Wordeo is a cool way to fasten imagery to your words. All you do is write out a sentence and the app finds pictures that correspond to the words in the sentence. Once you’ve chosen an pic for each word, the app brings them all together with a brief movie. You even have the option to include music in your movie.
Bitmoji: Illustrate Yourself
Bitmoji is one of the simpler apps, but it’s still pretty joy. After creating your private avatar, the app permits you to send some regularly-used phrases or sayings in an animated way with your avatar acting out the phrase. I have to admit, it’s kind of lovely, dare I say.
Effectify: Give Yourself a Makeover. Kind Of
Effectify is a individual dearest, and it’s pretty damn ordinary. Just take a picture of a face, then add any of the available effects. You can make yourself old, double-chinned, a werewolf, and much more. What I like is that the effects look fairly close to real, especially if you add a filter afterwards.
- Install Effectify for iOS
- None yet for Android, but keep an eye out for it
MEMES: Because They’re Cool
What makes the MEMES app useful is that you don’t have to go looking for useful memes, because the app lets you create individual ones on the spot. Scroll through the archive of uncountable popular memes, then add your own text to the photo.
- Install MEMES for Android
- No iOS version yet
More Sharing Options
While you can always open these apps to send them through Messenger, there’s an lighter way to do so. When in a Messenger conversation, select the three-dot icon and you’ll see a list of installed "for Messenger" apps, as well as the ones you haven’t installed.
You can also save your content and share it in other ways, like through email or text, just by tapping and holding on the content in your Messenger conversation and selecting "Save."
In all honesty, I was never indeed into Facebook Messenger (especially after being compelled to install it just to correspond with FB friends on my phone), but these third-party apps have certainly swayed me into utilizing the service more frequently.
What are your dearest apps for Messenger? Or do you think this is just some nonsense that you’ll never use?
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