Get a Messenger Code that is scannable for your profile pic, business card, Website, etc.

Get a Messenger Code that can be scanned

Facebook recently introduced ‘Messenger Codes’ that allow you to easily share your ‘Messenger’ URL with others so that when they scan it (like a QR code) with their phone they will be able to message you directly.  The image could be used as your ‘profile pic’, put on your business card or Website, and emailed.

Here is how you do it…

  • Open the ‘Messenger’ app on your phone.
  • Look in the bottom right corner for ‘Me’ and click on it.
  • In the middle, you’ll see your ‘Username’ which is actually the URL for your ‘Messenger’ – m.me/____ (your Facebook name will appear after ‘m.me/’.
  • ABOVE THAT…Your profile picture should have a blue ‘wreath’ around it that is your ‘Messenger Code’
    • Click on your profile picture in the center to see three things –
      1. ‘My Code’ – your wreath/’Messenger Code’ profile pic
      2. ‘Scan Code’ – click that tab to ‘Scan (OTHERS’) Code’
      3. ‘Share’ button (arrow pointing up) – provides lots of ways to save, copy or share your code

Voila! That’s it!


(Thanks to Shannon McClintock Miller of The Library Voice for this tip!)

The Many Colors & Options of GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH

Have you noticed the colorful changes to Google Image Search? Now when you do a search, you’ll see bars or buttons of colors across the top. These are clickable filters that you can select to get more precise search results. (Source: SearchEngineLand.com)

Here is an example:  See the image below AND click here for the actual search.

Google Image Search with color filters

Take a second look at the example above. Another set of very useful features you probably have never used lie beneath the button ‘Search tools’. Options include:

  • Size selection
  • Color selection
  • Type (Face, Photo, Clip Art, Line Drawing or Animated)
  • Time (date which image was posted OR found)
  • Usage rights
  • More tools (currently includes ‘show size’)

One more thing…did you know that you do a ‘reverse image search’ by uploading a picture. To be successful in finding a similar image, it has to be a basic picture without a lot of background and details. It isn’t easy to find a match but give it a try – what have you got to lose!