Most Popular Funny and Weird Websites on the Internet

The Internet is huge; over 1.9 Billion active websites are operating now. How do I know? You can check the live website count from here. So, as I was saying, it is almost impossible for an average human being to know about even 0.01% of total websites. So this is very fair to assume that there all sort of websites available. Some of them are useful, some lets you connect with friends and family, some lets you watch movies, some gives you all sort of news, some even help you pass your exam, some help you file a case and so on and so on. The internet is also a very weird place, on The Converging Network we have talked about all sort of helpful tips, news, and websites but today we are in a good mood.

Most Funny and Weird Websites

So, let’s check some funny and weird websites. These websites won’t contribute to any of your productivity, but still, you will thank me for introducing you to these interesting sites.

1. Engrish.com

We are off to a good start. Engrish.com is by far my favorite site when it comes to funny websites. This website specializes in funny English language spelling and grammar mistakes, especially in non-English speaking countries.

Credit: Engrish.com

Now we are not making fun of anyone who is not good with English. There is no shame if someone can’t speak English. For most people, English is their 3rd and sometimes 4th language, so it is normal to make mistakes. But when a corporate and businesses do those silly mistakes, then there is no excuse.

2. World’s Dumbest Game

Now, this site I call the weirdest website on the internet. A pointless website you will ever visit. The admin of the website seems to know this that is why the name. What does this website do? Nothing really. It has a button the homepage, and the game is you have to keep the button pressed as long as you can. That is all. I guess it is for only those who have a lot of time and need something dumb to waste their time on. I was surprised to see the highest score is almost an hour. I wonder who that human being is and how much time he/she has to spend one hour on a stupid button.

3. The Onion

With everything happening around the world, News can be depressing. Every time I open a newspaper of tune to a news channel I feel sad. A lot is happening, and with all the negativity, it is hard to find news that cheers you up. This website is taking that into the matter. If satire is your thing, then you are gonna love this website. The Onion is a satirical website that writes spoof news around recent events. This is a must visit website for everyone who likes a good satire.

4. Awkward Family Photo

I bet we all have some awkward family photo and we don’t want the world to see. But again we like to see others family awkward pictures. This website is a dedicated website for showcasing some awkward family photo. You will have a good laugh whenever you tune to this website.

5. PointerPointer

PointerPointer is a weird website that requires you to move your pointer in another word your mouse cursor to any point of your screen. Once your pointer is still, a picture appears where the man/woman points hi/her finger towards your pointer. Again when you reposition your cursor to any other part of the screen, a new picture appears with a finger pointing at your pointer. You have to try to believe me.

So, what other pointless websites have come across? I am interested to know and visit those sites.

Windows 10 October Update: What’s New This Time?

In yesterdays Surface event by Windows, Windows has revealed some interesting surface products like Surface 2 Studio, Surface Pro 6, Surface 2 Laptop and Surface headphones. In the same event, Windows also announced that the Windows 10 October update is available. This news got lost in the glory of Surface laptops and headphones. Windows 10 October update is pretty big and has the potential to make already helpful WIndows a better product. In this article, I’ll be showing you all the new and popular features of this update.

Your Phone App

The biggest and probably the best feature of this new update is its ‘Your Phone‘ app for Android and iPhone. Now you can access your messages, reply and send messages, access your photos right from your Windows 10. You can also copy, edit and Ink photos right from your phone without touching your Android phone. All these features are for available on Android 7.0 and above users for the moment. Here is a video by Microsoft showing how it works.

And for iPhone users, Microsoft says, you can browse the internet on the phone and then send the webpage instantly to your Windows to view on a bigger screen. ‘Your Phone‘ app is available on Microsoft store which you can download for free and connect your Microsoft PC to enjoy the features.

New Clipboard

This has to be my favorite feature of the bunch. As a blogger, I always find myself copying different things for different purposes. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V work well only until I have few lines to copy. Things get to start messier when I try to copy a word, again and again, to paste in different contexts. Windows solves this problem by using cloud clipboard. That means all your copied text, images, and HTML stays in cloud clipboard for you to access anytime you want. To access this new clipboard, just press Windows+V, and you can see all the copied text and images at the same place for you to access.

It is also important to note that, Windows currently only supports file up to 1MB for cloud clipboard.

Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch is a new screen grabbing tool for Windows 10 users. This new app was first introduced a couple of months back in the Windows Ink Space with a different name. But now this is an app for all the Windows 10 users with the latest update. Essentially it is a screen grabbing tool with loads of features. Some of the interesting features include timmer setting, drawing on the picture, crop to different shapes, and edit picture. You can access this new tool by pressing Windows+ Shift + S. You can also trigger by pressing Print Screen button from your keyboard or by clicking the button on digital pen if you are using.

Some other interesting features of Windows 10 October update are:

  • Windows time app for Android and iPhone to find all the documents and files at the same place without going through all the files.
  • Microsoft todo app which is around for a couple of months has a new update. Now you can sync all your todo across device by just signing in to your Microsoft account. ToDo app also now supports Ink and digital pen.
  • Now you can use Ink on Powerpoint and Word. By using this, you can give your imagination a new look. AI will turn your sketch into workable slides. How cool is that!

Microsoft has added bucket load of features to this update. I’ve only listed those I found interesting and useful. You can read all about Windows 10 October update and its feature on Windows blog.

How to Get Windows 10 October Update

You are all excited and ready to install the new update. Good! It is a fairly straightforward process.

Simply head over to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on Check for Update button.

You should see a new update (Update #1809). If you do, click on download and wait for it to download and install.

Done, now you have the latest Windows 10 October update installed and ready.

So what do you think? Which feature are you excited for? Let’s discuss.

How to Use Two WhatsApp Account on Mac and Windows

WhatsApp is a popular instant messaging app which is now owned by Facebook. WhatsApp has gone through lots of changes after Facebook’s acquire. One of the most popular features of new WhatsApp is that now people can access WhatsApp from their Windows or Mac computer. By using this feature, you can send and receive messages, check status, do basic WhatsApp configuration. This features works by syncing your WhatsApp app on the phone with the desktop on real-time, and this works smoothly. Even though it is a great feature but for many, this features lacks something: dual WhatsApp capabilities. Many people use two SIMs especially in developing countries like India and China. And for those people, able to access two different WhatsApp accounts from the same computer is a nightmare. But not anymore.

In this article, we will talk about a simple solution to access two different WhatsApp accounts from the computer and on the same browser. This feature is going to help many people who use two accounts for two different purposes. So, without further ado, lets just straight into this article.

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Access Two Different WhatsApp Account from Same Windows and Mac Computers

For this to work, we are going to be using WhatsApp web feature. Many people believe that the WhatsApp web only works with one WhatsApp account at a time. And to many extents that are true. But with a little trick, we can trick WhatsApp and make a path for us to access two different WhatsApp accounts from the same computer and browser.

WhatsApp web works with almost all modern browsers for Mac and Windows. But for better connectivity and performances, we recommend the Google Chrome browser. If you have Chrome browser, then you are good to go. If not, take a minute and install it before proceeding.

Step 1: Open http://web.whatsapp.com on your Google Chrome browser.

Step2: Open WhatsApp on your smartphone and then follow below:

  • On Android and Windows phone: Go to menu> WhatsApp Web
  • On iPhone: Settings> WhatsApp Web.
  • On BlackBerrey: Go to Chat> Menu> WhatsApp Web.

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Step 3: Scan the QR code on your computer screen from WhatsApp web on your phone.

Now you have synced one WhatsApp account with your Windows or Mac browser.

Step 4: Open another tab on your Google Chrome browser (or whatever browser you are using) and open http://dyn.web.whatsapp.com

Step 5: Open your second WhatsApp account on your phone and go to WhatsApp web. See step 2 for reference.

Step 6: Scan the QR code, and you have linked your second WhatsApp account as well.

Congratulation. You are now successfully added two different WhatsApp accounts on your Windows or Mac computer.

Remember, for this method to work you need to have two different WhatsApp accounts connected to the internet.

So, this is how you can use two different WhatsApp accounts on your Windows or Mac on the same browser. You don’t have to fidget around two different browsers for different accounts. I hope I made this post as easy as possible. If you find any difficulties, drop a comment, and I will help you right away.

A Small Piece of CSS Code Can Restart your iPhone and iPad and Freeze Your Mac

A new CSS based attack can now crash your iPhone and force it to restart. This attack is equally affecting iPad while Mac users can face a brief freeze on their Mac. We are not saying this, a security researcher by the Twitter username @pwnsdx discovered it. This is all done by using a few lines of CSS code. This exploit uses basic webpage written with few lines of HTML and CSS codes. The codes are also not that complicated.

These codes try to apply something called backdrop-filter to a series of nested properties known as div. This property is relatively new, and it works by color shifting or blurring our images that are inside a div element. It requires a lot of processing power that we suspect Apple cannot handle. Apple by default uses Apple web rendering engine WebKit to render all the web pages. We suspect that nesting lot of elements under the backdrop-filter may have been causing lots of stress for the GPU and kernel and forcing the device to restart to avoid damaging hardware.

The bug seems to attack both the iPhone and iPad similarly by crashing the phone and restarting. While Mac users are not facing restart Mac, but it does freeze the Mac for few minutes.

After the getting the report, we tried to test and found that our phone is also vulnerable to the bug. This bug can sound harmless, but it is not. Anyone online via Twitter and Facebook sends you a link with those codes and make your device restart on the middle of something.

Few users also reported the same bunch of codes could even crash Apple Watches as well. You can see in this twitter video posted by someone by the username @Sonikku_a2

At least a good news is that this bug cannot be used to run and execute malicious codes. That means how annoying this bug can be you can at least be sure that no one has installed some spooky malware on to your device to steal your data.

How The Internet Reacting this Bug

Every time there is a new bug Internet uses it’s in the most creative way possible. One of the users said that finally, they could use this bug to command Siri to restart the phone while another user shared a screenshot where he is using the same link to reboot the iPhone.

This is hilarious.

Apple and Bugs

Apple has an excellent track record of fixing bugs, but every once in a while you see bugs that are hilarious. One of them was a Telugu character that causes crashing iPhones, iPads, and Macs. This was back in February in 2018. Apple then since fixed this issue. You can see in the video down below.

The internet was exploded with people pranking other Apple product users by sending them the character and making them restart the phone. There was some funny meme as well on this same bug.

So what do you think about this new bug? Have you also faced this bug on your iPhone or Mac? We are eager to hear your funny story.

How to Access Windows PC and Mac from Android and iPhone

The smartphone is an essential part of this information generation. We all carry smartphones with us all the time. Smartphones are also getting smarter and powerful with every passing year. Smartphones are also capable of handling many tasks that only computers were able to do a few years back. Now things have changed. Many people think that in the coming years, our smartphones might be able to replace computers completely. While there is time for that to happen, in the current time we all have a computer with us for different tasks that a smartphone might not be handled.

Managing two devices at the same time is a difficult task, and sometimes we just wish that there were ways to access a computer from the smartphone itself. Well, that is going to come true in this article. We have had several methods to access computers from smartphones in the past, but most of them are not up to the expectation. Not anymore. In this article, I’ll show you how you can access your Windows and Mac computer from both Android and iOS smartphones for free.

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Prerequisite

Here are few things you need to have in place to be able to access computers from Smartphones.

1. A Windows or Mac laptop or desktop.
2. Google Chrome browser on your Mac or Windows computer.
3. A decent speed internet connection and a Google account

How to Access Windows and Mac Computer from Android or iOS

First, make sure you have read the Prerequisites.

Step-1: Configure Mac or Windows computer

Open your Google Chrome browser on Windows or Mac computer and visit remotedesktop.google.com.

Scroll down a little and click on “Get Started” button. Sign in with your Google account. If you are already signed in then, it might not ask you again.

After signing in, Google will ask you to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension for your browser. This is a free extension for Google Chrome developed by Google itself.

After installing the extension, open it by clicking on the extension icon.

Here under “My Computers,” click Get Started and then Enable Remote Connection.

Enter a PIN and re-enter the pin then click on OK.

Allow Chrome to Download and Install remote desktop on your computer.

Step 2: Configure Smartphone

After configuring your computer, now it is time to setup your smartphone.

  • First, download Chrome Remote Desktop for your Android or iOS from the respective app stores.
  • Open the app and sign in with the same Google account that you used to set up your computer remote desktop.
  • Now you can see your computer name on the app. Click on it, and it will ask you to enter the PIN.
  • Enter the PIN that you had set up earlier and click connect.

That is all; now you can access your computer from both Windows and Mac from your Android or iOS smartphone.

How to Install Chrome Remote Desktop on Linux?

Installing Chrome Remote Desktop on Linux based computer is tricky. Google has a really good resource page about how you can install and active Chrome Remote Desktop for Linux. You can read from here.

Please remember that Chrome Remote Desktop is still in beta phase, you can expect some basic bugs in it.

This is how you can access your Windows, Mac or Linux computer from Android or iOS smartphones easily and for free.

How to Find and Saved Passwords on Mac

Mac, the 2nd most popular computer OS after windows have a lot of features under its sleeve. Many people use Mac because they feel mac is more sophisticated with features and performance than windows and that is true for many instances. I use both Mac and Windows for different purposes, and I must tell you that Mac has its advantages and millions of others who use Mac I agree with them.

Mac has very subtle and nifty features that might not sound super important, but in our day to day, it helps to make the computing process easier. One of them is the Keychain. Keychain helps you to save passwords for many websites in an encrypted form and autofill it when necessary. Keychain passwords are also synced with other Apple devices logged with the same Apple ID which ensures that you carry your password everytime you need.

There is no denying that Keychain is a great feature and saves you from remembering hundreds of complex password. But sometimes we do need to know the password and saving a complex password is not that easy. There could be many reasons as to why you need a password, but we can help, you find your saved password from your Mac machine.

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How to Find Save Password on Mac

1. Open Keychain Access. You can find it in others folder by going to launch pad, or you can do a spotlight search.

2. Click on the Password under the category on the left.

3. Search for the thing you want to see the password and double click on it.

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4. Click on the box beside ‘Show Password.‘ Mac will ask for your login password. So enter the password that you use to login to your mac.

5. Now you can see the password.

How to Find Saved WiFi Password on Mac

Another great feature of Keychain Access is that you can also find the WiFi password that you have saved. So to do so, follow the below instructions.

1. Open Keychain Access, under Keychains from the top left side of the screen, click Systems.

2. Under category from the bottom left side of the screen, click Password. You can see all the WiFi networks; your Mac was connected to.

3. Select your desired network and double click on it.

4. Click the box beside Show Password and enter your Mac login password.

5. Now you can see the password of that network.

Keychain on Mac is a great feature and easy to use too. I wish Windows also had such a simple yet powerful tool to find and organize passwords.

Instagram Now Lets you to Apply for Blue Tick Verification, Here is How You Can Apply

Instagram with 400 million active users, it becomes necessary to keep a tab on security while giving the best experience to the users. In a recent announcement, Instagram has started giving users an option to apply for blue tick verification features. For those who don’t know what blue tick is, it is a stamp that you can see right next to many profiles which signify that the account is the original one and Instagram verified the authenticity of the people or brand.

Earlier to get a blue tick you generally had to had a large number of audience, somewhat popular, some connections with people in Instagram office. Many people also went to some shady practice of going through the black market. There is a huge black market for blue tick where many people promise to get you a blue tick for your profile in exchange for hefty fees. More often than not those people turn out to be scammers.

Instagram Now Lets you to Apply for Blue Tick Verification, Here is How You Can Apply

To fight all these, Instagram has decided to let people allow for blue tick themselves. It is still not clear as to what criteria there in place for verification process but having a large audience with the right document helps you to get in line.

While announcing, Instagram also announced a few more security features like 2F Authentication in a press statement.

How to Apply for Instagram Account Verification

In the last article, we showed you how to use Instagram on laptops to share photos and videos with your followers. This is the 2nd How To video on Instagram and in this article we will show you how to use the new feature to apply for Instagram verification.

This article will walk you through the steps required for applying verification. We don’t guarantee that the Instagram will give verify badge, i.e., blue tick. Verification badge solely depends on Instagram.

First, make sure you have the latest version of Instagram installed on your phone. If not go to Google Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS and update your app.

Open Instagram, head to your profile then setting.

In the setting, scroll down until you see an option “Request Verification.

Tap on that and then fill in your Username, full name or business name.

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Attach documents to back your claim. If you are applying for verified blue tick for a person, then upload government-issued IDs like a driving license or passport. Make sure your name and photo are visible.

For a business account, upload documents like your business incorporation certificate, Tax filing report or utility bill.

Instagram promises to keep your documents safe and not share with anybody.

After that tap on submit and your wait. Instagram will initiate verification and decide if your account is eligible for the blue tick.

Instagram strongly advised you not to believe if any people approach you disguised as an Instagram employee and ask for money. Instagram also encourages to report those peoples.

I hope you get a verified badge on your profile soon. If you did get a blue tick, share with us in the comments. We would love to see.

How to Post Pictures on Instagram from Your Windows and Mac Laptop Computers

With over 400 million active users worldwide, Instagram is one of the most popular social network sites. This platform is owned by Facebook it is very different that Facebook in many nature. For starter, Instagram is a social site for sharing photos and videos and you can follow others as well as others can follow you. Instagram is mostly focused on smartphone users as many of its features are available on smartphone only. On the smartphone, you can share photos, videos, and stories instantly. But on the desktop version, you are very limited regarding what you can do. The desktop version is limited to viewing and liking others photos as well as managing basic setting. There are not a whole lot of things that you can do on your PC or Mac computer or laptop.

This is a bummer as many of us spend a considerable time with our computer or laptop and want the convenience of sharing images from the comfort of our laptop. There are also other instances like we have a picture on the computer which we want to share and because Instagram won’t allow posting directly from the laptop, we have to go to an extra step to transfer the file from computer to phone.

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Not anymore, I’ll be sharing a simple method which you can use to use Instagram from your laptop like you would from a phone. You can use all smartphone features easily, and yes you can upload video and photos as well.

How to Share Photos and Videos on Instagram From Windows and Mac Desktop Laptop

Before you follow the steps, make sure you are using the Google Chrome browser, and you have the latest version of Chrome installed on your laptop.

Open the Google Chrome browser and go to www.instagram.com and log in using your IG credentials.

Click on the three vertical dots from the top right corner of your browser.

Go to ‘more tools’ and the select “Developers Tools”. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl+Shift+C on Windows and Command+Shift+C on Mac to pull up developer option.

A window shall appear. Here click on the small mobile icon. For reference check the image down below.

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Now reload the website using browser button or simply press F5 for windows or Command+R for Mac.

Now you shall see a mobile version of Instagram. Click on plus icon and browse to the photo you want to share. Add the bio, add hashtags, tag people if you want to click on share to share the image with your followers.

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Similarly, you can also add stories to your Instagram from the laptop.

So, this is how you can share photos and videos on Instagram from your PC, and you don’t have to go through the pain to transfer media from computers to mobile.

How to Download and Install Fortnite on Android

Finally, Fortnite is here for Android. In beta, but that’s ok I guess especially for months looking at your friend with iPhone playing the game. Even though Fortnite is available for Android but it is not available on Play Store, and Epic Games, the developer behind the Fortnite is not looking for releasing on Play Store yet. So downloading and installing isn’t as easy it should be.

Many people are getting confused as to how to download the app on their latest smartphone and start the action on their mobile screen.

We here at The Converging Network bringing this article which will try and solve this. We’ll tell you how you can download Fortnite on your android phone right way in the simplest way possible.

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How to Download Fortnite for Android

I’ll be dividing the download process into three parts for better understanding.

Part One: Checking Device Compatibility

This is an important part. You have to check if your phone is, in fact, incompatible with latest Fortnite Beta. Even though the app is optimized for phones but it still requires a lot of processing power, and your phone might not have that.

Fortnite Install Compatibity Devices

A glance at the Epic Games website confirms that the latest beta can be run on the latest Samsung devices, All Google Pixel devices, few Huawei, LG, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Razor, Asus and ZTE phone. You should check if your particular brand and model mentioned on that list or not. If it is, then go ahead read the second part. If your device isn’t specified, then you might have to wait for few more days because Epic Games is rolling to other devices as well.

Part Two: Allowing Security Permission

Now that you know your phone is compatible for Fortnite beta, you have to change the security permission to allow installation from third part source.

As I said, Fortnite is not coming to the Play Store. And to download apps from other sources, you have to allow in the security setting. So go ahead open setting app, scroll down to Security and here toggle the switch right next to ‘Unknown Sources.’

Remember, your setting screen may differ from mine, and you may have to go deeper in setting to find this option. It depends on the phone you are using. So try hard.

Part Three: Request Fortnite Installer and Install Main App

To install the Fortnite, you have to first request a Fortnite installer (2MB) app from the official Fortnite sign up page and then only you can install the original app.

Open a browser and go to Android beta sign up page. Here sign up for an account and wait for Epic Games invitation mail.

Fortnite Android beta app Invitation

In your invitation mail, you’ll find a link to download your installer. Once you have the installer, select your device model, and it will start downloading and installing Fortnite for your Android.

Viola! Now you have the latest version of Fortnite on your Android device. No more eye-siding while your friend with iPhone plays Fortnite.

So, this is how you download and install the Fortnite app for your android smartphone. This app is in beta so expect some glitches and bugs here and there.

Facebook Messenger Features that Many People Don’t Know

Facebook messenger is around for a long time. Facebook also ensured that all the Facebook users on mobile device install this app. With over 1.3 billion users worldwide, you’d think that a handsome chunk of users using all the features Facebook is offering with Messenger. But you are wrong. Here are few interesting features on Facebook Messenger that you should be using but you are not.

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Top Facebook Messenger Features

All the features that I am going to listing are available on both iOS and Android version of Facebook Messenger.

1. Messenger for PC

We all know that Messenger is an app for Android and iOS but did you know that you can also access facebook messenger from your PC? No, I am talking about some Android emulator, there is a first party way of accessing all the features of Messenger from your PC and Mac. Open up your browser and type messenger.com and log in with your Facebook credential.

Now you can chat with your friends and colleagues without opening Facebook.

2. Add someone to your Friendslist Instantly by Scanning Code

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Facebook lets you add anyone to your friends without ever going to Facebook and searching for their name. You can instantly add them to our friendliest and start your conversation. This is especially great when you are in a hurry and want to send someone something on Facebook but can’t wait to go through the traditional way of adding friend.

To do this, open your Messenger app, go to your profile by clicking on your profile picture from the top right corner. Then tap again on your profile picture on the center. Now you can share your code with the friend, or you can scan their code. Either way, you both will be connected instantly.

3. Start Secret Conversation

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Sadly spying is a real thing in this digital age. There is no way you can think that all your conversations are secret. But if you really want to start a conversation that you don’t want others to snoop, then you should start a secret conversation using Facebook messenger. These chats are end-to-end encrypted where no can see what you two are talking about not even government or Facebook itself.

To start an encrypted secret conversation, open up your Messenger app tap on the new message and then secret conversation. Choose the person and start talking. If you want your messages to be disappeared after a certain time, then tap on clock icon right next to your typing area.

4. Play Games

Yes, Facebook also allows you to play games from your Messenger app. No these are not any competitive multiplayer games, but these are good enough to play in your free time. There are a lot of games from Solitaire to Basketball and EverWing. You can play alone, or you can invite your friends to play along.

5. Send and Request Money

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This is another great feature of Facebook Messenger where you can send and request money from your Facebook friends. Like many other money transfer platforms, here also you have to connect your card to Facebook and every time you need to send money to someone from facebook you can do so in just a few taps.

To add your cards, go to profile>Payment>Add a New card and start sending and requesting money from your Facebook friends.

Note- Facebook Payment is only available for few countries. Please check before sending someone.

6. Send Text From Messenger

Messenger is also a great text application which you can use as a strong alternative to your default messaging app. The benefit of this app is that you can chat with your Facebook friend while you can also text somebody all from one app.

There are also many other features available on Messenger from Facebook. For example, you can chat with bots, share flight routes, plan a trip, split the bill among your friends, customize your chat, send graphics and loads of other features. You need to explore all the features that Messenger has to offer to fully utilize the power of the Messenger app. Stay tuned to The Converging Network for more such informative articles.