This weeka new feature to its Messenger users, making it easier to follow conversation threads.
Message responses, or quoted answers, do just as the name suggests. Instead of jumping into a conversation and responding to a message sent earlier in the day without any context, a quoted answer makes it clear what you are talking about. As you can imagine, it will certainly be useful in a group conversation.
Quoted responses are available in the mobile app and through the website, both the dedicated Messenger page and Facebook.
To use it on your phone, open a conversation and long press or drag left or right on a chat bubble. A long press will cause a response arrow to appear – press it. Replacing the message immediately creates a quoted response. A new message will be created in the text box, with the upper part of the message containing either the text of the quoted message or a shortcut that takes you back to the photo, link or video being quoted. Print your message, press Submit, and you're done.
From the web, you can either click the answer arrow that appears next to the message as you sweep the mouse pointer over it, or click the three-point button next to the message and then select the answer arrow.