Facebook’s messaging app, Messenger is always looking for new methods to increase the app usage. In order to do so it has introduced a new feature “Conversation Topics”.
This new feature will offer recommendations about what to talk about with friends. These conversation starters seem to depend on Messenger’s connection to Facebook’s greater social network. As they update things your friends have done recently, like where they’ve been, or occasions they plan to join.
Facebook Messenger’s “Conversation Topics” Will Suggest Users What to Talk About
The new feature was noticed on the iOS app by Chris Messina this weekend, who posted to Twitter about the new conversation starters.
At present it is only a small test Facebook is piloting. This is the reason many people are not able to view this new section in their own Messenger application at the moment.
The conversation topic suggestion is under a friend’s name in the new section. At the right is Messenger’s activity indicator, which lets you know when the person was last online.
In other cases, the proposed topics might contain things like the songs the friend just listened to on a music streaming service, or an event they’ve specified they’ve said they’re interested through Facebook Events.
The hint behind Conversation Topics is simple: if you’re looking for a way to get acquainted with a new Facebook friend or get closer to an old one, these conversation reminders can support you discover what to talk about.
Furthermore, the feature would have the extra benefit of being a more basic News Feed of genera. As it lets you catch up with friends’ latest activity, without having to scroll through News Feed.
It’s worth mentioning that the new Conversation Topics feature isn’t the only mechanism Facebook is working on. A code buried in the Messenger app which pointed to a feature called “Rooms” has also been witnessed in September.
So lets keep our finger crossed and wait for what else we get to hear about Facebook Messenger’s new features. What new features are going to roll out you never know.