1. rmayer99's Avatar
    I just got an Ipad Pro 12.9 tablet. I'm surprised how in the Messenger app the window that shows my image is so big. It seems like I can only make it bigger, not smaller. Is there a way to make it smaller? It's not this large on Facetime, for example.

    Thanks!
    11-21-2020 07:38 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What “Messenger” self-window? FaceBook Messenger? Please be a bit more specific so someone can better assist you. Thanks.
    11-22-2020 04:23 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Do you mean your Facebook profile image in the top left corner?
    11-22-2020 04:30 PM
  4. rmayer99's Avatar
    I am referring to the app called Messenger, which runs on the iPhone and iPad, and is based on, I assume, the Facebook Messenger feature on Facebook. It is the video messaging app. The "self-window" I am talking about is the embedded window that shows what you are transmitting to the receiver. By default, it is a live video broadcast of yourself, although you can make the camera reverse and then it shows what you are pointing the iPad at.

    My issue is that the embedded window is proportionately quite large, especially compared to say, the Facetime app, where the window is smaller. I noticed that if I double-click on it, it gets LARGER, which is the opposite of what I would like.

    Does that make sense?
    11-22-2020 05:00 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I am referring to the app called Messenger, which runs on the iPhone and iPad, and is based on, I assume, the Facebook Messenger feature on Facebook. It is the video messaging app. The "self-window" I am talking about is the embedded window that shows what you are transmitting to the receiver. By default, it is a live video broadcast of yourself, although you can make the camera reverse and then it shows what you are pointing the iPad at.

    My issue is that the embedded window is proportionately quite large, especially compared to say, the Facetime app, where the window is smaller. I noticed that if I double-click on it, it gets LARGER, which is the opposite of what I would like.

    Does that make sense?
    I have the Facebook Messenger app on my iPhone. But not sure what window you refer to. Are you talking about "Stories"?
    11-22-2020 11:53 PM
  6. rmayer99's Avatar
    When you first open Messenger, you see the word "Chats" at the top of the screen. Then you choose someone to video-chat with and the screen opens up to a chat window. At the top on the right are 2 icons, one for a "phone" call and one for a "video" call. If you choose "video" the session will start, with you calling the other party. Once they answer, you see 2 live video windows: the main one, with your party visible, and the smaller one, which shows you.

    I am asking about whether that window that shows you, the smaller, embedded one, can be sized even smaller...it's too big now for my taste. As I said, on Facetime, you don't have this issue as that embedded window is smaller.
    Yesterday 05:08 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    When you first open Messenger, you see the word "Chats" at the top of the screen. Then you choose someone to video-chat with and the screen opens up to a chat window. At the top on the right are 2 icons, one for a "phone" call and one for a "video" call. If you choose "video" the session will start, with you calling the other party. Once they answer, you see 2 live video windows: the main one, with your party visible, and the smaller one, which shows you.

    I am asking about whether that window that shows you, the smaller, embedded one, can be sized even smaller...it's too big now for my taste. As I said, on Facetime, you don't have this issue as that embedded window is smaller.
    Gotcha. I haven't had a video call since the latest Facebook/Messenger update. You could report it to Facebook in the Report a Problem. If it's too big, maybe they will fix it.
    Yesterday 08:46 PM

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