Facebook adds Bump feature to connect with circular glyph


    Mark Zuckerberg just announced a new way to connect to other Facebook users. You can now scan a bizarre looking circular glyph that uniquely identifies a Facebook user. With 900 million people now use Messenger every month, Facebook wants to make connecting and starting conversations with someone new, really easy.

    This reminds me a lot of the app Bump that was popular a few years ago which allow two users to physically launch the app and control what details from their contact card flowed through to the recipient. While this was effective and a nice solution to replacing the traditional business card, almost nobody had the app or wanted to ‘Bump’.

    Messenger Codes let you just pull out your phone and scan someone else’s code — it’s the new circular pattern surrounding their profile photo in Messenger settings. Messenger then starts a conversation with them. No more misspelled names or mistyped phone numbers.

    Messenger Codes start rolling out today.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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