Facebook Now Supports 3D Touch
3D Touch isn't really allowing you to do much within Messenger, but that shouldn't really come as much of a surprise. Other than previews there's not really much for you to peek at within Messenger and Apple is very strict with what they actually allow companies to do within their apps anyway. On Messenger 3D Touch simply allows you to use the pressure sensitive screen to peek into messages. Don't think this means you'll be able to look at messages without the other person knowing you've read it though as Messenger will still mark the message with a read receipt. You'll also be able to preview photos, GIFs, videos, stickers and links so you'll be able to sneak peek at a lot of things.
This doesn't really sound like much, but in today's society, we don't always have time to properly read messages straight off. When you receive a text notification, your phone allows you to see a preview of what the message is. With Facebook messages, you don't get that so you have to wait until you can open the message. 3D Touch means that you can press down, quickly read the message and then open it later to reply to or to get further context if necessary. This was a pretty good idea and actually, it brings Facebook closer to being able to take over all messaging on phones. This along with the fact you can now read text messages over Messenger on Android devices means that Facebook is getting there, but they're only managing it at different levels on different devices. Apple makes it harder for Facebook to take over but they're still trying their best to do so.
For Facebook users this is a useful update but only if people remember they can do so. If this is the case, then it'll only speed it up a little but even the smallest of changes could help lead to something more useful.
Rosina is a Songbird writer with a degree in Creative Writing. She's trying to focus on her novel on the side but is glad to be playing around with apps and writing about them in the mean time! Follow her @Songbird_Rosina
Facebook Now Supports 3D Touch Reviewed by Rosina Brooker on Friday, July 15, 2016 Rating: