David Marcus, vice president of messaging products for Facebook Inc., watches a presentation during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg outlined a 10-year plan to alter the way people interact with each other and the brands that keep advertising dollars rolling at the world's largest social network. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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In an upgrade to its mobile app, Facebook Messenger will acquire three new capabilities. Three new chat themes, a fast reply bar, QR code scanning, and payment connections are among the new features. The update will be available for both the Android and iOS applications. The social media behemoth stated that the QR code and payment link options are now being sent out to app users in the United States. The new themes will be accessible on Messenger as well as Instagram.

On June 10, Facebook’s blog revealed the Messenger upgrade. The messaging app has been updated with three new themes in honour of Olivia Rodrigo, Fast & Furious 9 (F9), and World Oceans Day. Olivia Rodrigo’s theme is based on her debut album, Sour, which was released on May 21. The F9 theme was created to commemorate the Fast and Furious franchise’s 20th anniversary. The theme for World Seas Day, which is observed on June 8, supposedly allows you to digitally explore the world’s oceans while simultaneously encouraging sustainability.

In Messenger, a rapid reply bar has been placed at the bottom of the media viewer. Users may respond to the picture or video while seeing it in full-screen mode, without having to return to the main conversation to do so. Users may then return to the main conversation box by swiping up on the media.

Furthermore, users in the United States may now send and receive money using Facebook Pay. Users may conduct these transactions with anyone, even if they are not linked on Facebook. By heading to Settings > Facebook Pay, users may view their payment links or QR code. They may then share the payment links with their pals or display the QR code to transfer and receive money from them.

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