Messenger to Borrow Whatsapp Data Saving Mode Feature
Facebook Messenger is undoubtedly a full-featured service, how about the data it consumes? Regular text messages wouldn’t be a big deal, but receiving images and videos would be a task where more data is consumed. Slashing all these problems, Facebook Messenger is planning to come up with a Data Saving Mode which allows users to choose specific content before downloading them while the cellular data connection is on.
According to the reports, An Android beta version of the app is in testing and is expected to announce for users soon. Facebook Messenger downloads all content by default, irrespective of the size. The app still functions the same while on WiFi connection. Users can select specific photos or videos that they wish to download and view while on cellular data connection.
The above screenshots of the feature prove the data saver option is enabled and also shows the estimated mobile data saved.
Users can now avail the data saver mode just by signing up as a beta tester on Google Play Store. “The beta version also packs a counter, which shows the user how much data it has saved. This can be reset as required, which should be helpful to those on a rolling monthly data plan,” the report said.
The new data saver mode on Facebook Messenger may not be a surprising one as Facebook’s second biggest market is India, and still, network connectivity is a major issue here. However, this holds true for all developing markets for Facebook which includes Asia and Africa.
Google is also concentrating on data-saving options in India and also announced a separate YouTube Go app. Data-saver is also the option on Google Maps, Google Chrome. Facebook is testing out this idea now as it looks to gain users base across the world.
Recently, Facebook Messenger also introduced a new ‘Secret Conversations’ feature which enables an end-to-end encrypted conversation with contacts. Facebook realized the fact that Messaging is being the future and is constantly updating new features to the app.