Facebook Messenger

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Platform App Custom text Link GIF
Custom button No No Autoplay

This is the ShareToMessenger call in the SDK.

Last tested: 2019-02-01

Megacool SDK version: 4.0.5

Facebook Messenger Yes Yes Still image

Set sharing strategy to MEDIA to make animation work.

Last tested: 2018-11-09

Megacool SDK version: 3.3.5

Facebook Messenger No Yes Still image

Link preview needs to finish loading before sending the message. Note that the share callbacks isn't reliable for Messenger as it's reported completed or dismissed randomly by Facebook.

Last tested: 2018-11-09

Megacool SDK version: 3.3.5

Facebook Messenger Lite Yes Yes No

Set sharing strategy to MEDIA to make GIFs sort-of work. The Messenger Lite app can't show the GIFs it sends beyond a still image, but the full Messenger app or the web app will show properly autoplaying GIFs.

Last tested: 2018-06-21

Explanation of terms:

Custom text
The ability to pre-set the text when sharing to a given app. Users always have the opportunity to change the text before sharing, unless otherwise noted.
Whether a link can be included in the share or not. A link is necessary if you want to power referrals or generate traffic back to your app. If you only want to spread the GIF as widely as possible you can set the SDK to prioritize GIFs instead by setting the sharing strategy to MEDIA.
We use the term GIF here to refer to short, animated, muted video clips. This means that the shared file could be an actual .gif or a MP4 video depending on what the app supports. Even if apps support GIFs, their level of support usually varies between a few different states. We classify the level of support to one of still image, click to play, or autoplay, where autoplay is the best case.

Rows with question marks (?) mean that we haven't tested this app yet.

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