"These reactions will animate onto the screen and then disappear, so you can express yourself in the moment," Facebook said on Monday.
Messenger's new video filters are designed to make you look and feel like your best self or express your current mood.
Users can choose from a variety of filters, ranging from subtle lighting tweaks to bold colour changes -- like black and white, red, or yellow.
Masks in Messenger have been available for a while, but they are even more fun now with a bunch of new ones to choose from.
Some masks have hidden effects, like reacting to your facial movements.
"We have also added animated effects, like falling hearts and twinkling stars, to give your video chats expressive flair," said Nora Micheva, Product Manager, Messenger.
Unlike reactions, masks and effects stay on the screen for the duration of the video chat, or until you take them off or switch to another one.
People like to take screenshots of their video chats and share them with friends, and Messenger video chat now has a new feature to make it happen.
Simply tap the camera icon to take a picture of your video chat to save it to your phone's camera roll and then post it to your Messenger Day or other social media accounts.
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.