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Using Facebook Messenger in Shift
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Facebook Messenger is a messaging app offered by Facebook that allows users to reach out to people through text, audio, and video chat - all for free! Shift offers the same amazing features and functionality of Facebook Messenger that you would find in your browser.  For a full list of features provided by Facebook Messenger please click here. 


How to add Messenger to Shift?

  1. Open Shift and click on the plus sign in the bottom left-hand corner. 

  2. Click on 'Add Application'.

  3. Tap on the search bar to type 'Messenger'.
  4. Select 'Messenger', add your preferred account name and preferred account color.
  5. Click on 'Save' and find 'Messenger' added to the Shift sidebar.


If you use multiple Messenger accounts or want to create an additional one, Shift gives you the power to access all of your accounts at the same time. Just follow the same steps in this video to log into your additional accounts by adding more Messenger accounts to your Shift sidebar. 

How do I manage my notifications and badges for Messenger in Shift? 

  1. Go to Options > Settings > Apps
  2. Click on 'Installed apps' and find 'Messenger' in this list
  3. From here you can toggle your notifications and or badges on/off


Your app notification settings can also be adjusted by performing a right-click on the Messenger icon in your sidebar and changing your settings in the dropdown menu. Shift honors the notification settings as set in the application.


Upon turning off your desktop notifications for Messenger, you may still continue to hear custom notification sounds from the Messenger app. To adjust your notification preferences inside of Messenger please refer to this article here. 

To always receive notifications for Messenger, ensure Auto-Hibernate is turned OFF. If the app is hibernated, you will not get up-to-date notifications. Read more here.


What's next?

Find out how to organize your apps into Workspaces here.


Need help?

Get in touch with our support team here.

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