By the end of last month Facebook promised a revamped messenger app and they have indeed delivered. In a bid to catch up with popular IM apps like whats app, the social giant has rolled out what seems to be its biggest update to its messenger app version 3.1.1 with focus on integration with your phone number. Facebook wont seat back and watch other messaging apps like WhatsApp gathered millions of active users per month as it does nothing to compete with favorably. The latest incarnation of Messenger for Android and iOS hopes to take this idea to new heights, as it tries to distance its self far way from the usual Facebook feel we have come to know an love. The new Messenger App wants to be something else altogether: for use we see it as want to be the next WhatsApp or Kik.
As part of the the new big changes, the whole UI has been re-skinned and friends’ avatars are now circular, and have a little load on as you can tell that the other person on the chat is using Facebook Chat on the web or Phone Messenger app. This differentiation is part of what makes apps like WhatsApp lovely. It has to be noted that WhatsApp tied to any social network, and there’s no equivocalness about how you’re chatting with a friend.
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Get to your messages without opening Facebook.
Chat with groups and make plans on the go.
Bring messages to life with stickers.
Send photos privately.
Keep the conversation going: with chat heads, you can chat while using other apps.
Text your phone contacts, even if you’re not Facebook friends.
Share your location so people know when you’re nearby.
Record voice messages.
Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.
Know when people have seen your messages.
See who’s available on Messenger and who’s active on Facebook.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.
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