FACEBOOK is rolling out a huge update that totally changes voice notes.
The update is now live for Facebook Messenger and changes three key features of the app.
Facebook Messenger is one of the world's most popular chat apps, with more than a billion users.
So it's no surprise that Facebook owner Meta is boosting the app with a major update.
Voice notes on the app are now extending from their previous cap of a minute.
You'll now be able to make voice notes that last up to 30 minutes.
That should cover almost every common use of voice notes.
There are also new controls for recording voice messages.
You can pause, preview, delete or continue recording voice messages before sending.
This brings Messenger more in line with WhatsApp – also owned by Meta.
Facebook has also added a Vanish Mode with this update.
"With Vanish Mode, your messages disappear after they're seen," said Facebook.
"And if you can't find the right words, you can also send disappearing memes, GIFs, stickers or reactions."
Turn on Vanish Mode by going into an existing chat and swiping up.
Swipe up again and you'll return to your regular chat.
Finally, there's a brand new feature exclusively for US Messenger users.
It's called Split Payments, and it lets users on iOS and Android split their bills.
Tap the plus icon in a group chat and then select the payments tab.
After that, tap Get Started.
You can split your bill evenly or customise the amount if some people owe more than others.
It's possible to add a personalised message, which can give more context about the payment – or includes a "please".
Once you've confirmed your payment details, you can send the request.
If a pal is new to payments in Messenger, they can quickly add their payment details to send and receive money.
To see all of the new features, make sure to update your app in the App Store on iPhone or Google Play Store on Android.
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