There are many messaging apps out there, although when it comes to sending text messages there is hardly any difference between them: plain text or, at most, bold and italic. One that tries to add a little creativity in this regard is Facebook Messenger, which allows you to send text with different effects.
Facebook Messenger includes, at least for some users, the ability to add effects to text messages, which are displayed in the chat bubble. They are, initially four effects: text in flames, text with hearts, text surprise on a gift and text with decoration with circles.
Send messages with effects in Messenger
If you want to highlight any message in Messenger, now you have the option to do so in a unique way. Effects on messages seem to be in testing at the moment, as seen in Messenger on Android, although they do not appear in other versions of Messenger, including the chat within the Facebook app.
Sending a message with effects is very easy. First, you need to get into a chat and compose the post. Then, tap the magnifying glass icon and an overview of the different effects should appear at the top. Otherwise, tap the tab Edit effects
By tapping on one of the four previews, the message with this text will be sent to the chat. To date there is four text effects available in Messenger, and which are visible to both you and the other person receiving the message (if you have Facebook Messenger on your mobile). Here are the effects:
Text with hearts, which sends the text with a bubble surrounded by animated hearts.
Decorated text, which sends the text with the bubble with different geometric figures moving in the background.
Text with fire, which sends the text surrounded by flames.
Surprise message, displayed in the chat as a wrapped package. Tapping on it reveals the message.
Tap the effect you want to send and it will be sent directly to the chat. Note that Messenger clients that do not yet support these effects, like Messenger on Windows or the Facebook website, will display the chat as usual, but adding the tail of (sent with love effect), (sent with gift wrapping effect) O (sent with fire effect).
If you can’t send or see these types of effects, you might not have them active yet. The only thing you can do is update Messenger to the latest version, either from Google Play or via its APK.