Here’s a fun way to customize your Facebook Messenger chats that can also help to clear up some confusion. It’s super-easy to change to color of your chat windows. Let’s learn how.

First, I’ll show you how to do it in a browser. Open an existing chat window and click on the little gear icon in the upper right corner of the chat window.

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Then choose Color.

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Select one of the 15 available colors. The color won’t just change for you. The person or group you’re chatting with will also see the color change.

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Here’s an example of a changed window. Remember, the color is only changed for that particular conversation.

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Another option is to change the nicknames.

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Click on a name.

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Then type in a nickname. Since everyone that’s part of the conversation will see this, don’t decide to call someone Jerk Face. Click Save when you’re finished.

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You may not see the change until you close and restart your browser.

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To make these changes on the mobile app, open a conversation and tap the “i” in the upper-right corner.

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Then choose Color or Nicknames.

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You have an additional option in the mobile app. You can change the acknowledgment emoji. By default, it’s a thumbs-up.

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There’s a pretty good selection of alternatives to choose from. Swipe right to see all the choices. Tap on the one you want.

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Your changed emoji will appear at the bottom right of the window.

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I find the colors handy because I often have multiple chat conversations going at the same time and it’s a good way to help separate the conversations.

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