Facebook has released an update to its messaging app called Facebook Messenger that makes it much more competitive when it comes to the market. Other cross-device IM services such as WhatsApp and Kik need to be on the lookout if they were not already due to the slew of features that Facebook has recently incorporated.
Now there is a new online buddy list with revamped push notifications that makes the app much more appealing to use. The full list of features can be found below:
*Quickly switch between multiple conversations with in-app notifications
*Include friends of friends in conversations
*Swipe to delete individual messages from conversations
*See who’s available when you start a new conversation
*Share bigger photos, tap for full screen and pinch to zoom
*Faster app loading, navigating and sending
*More-reliable push notifications
The main thing that makes the Facebook Messenger stand out over other IM platforms is the fact that it has nearly a billion active members.
This is because it incorporates the chat client with its social media platform. Most other cross-device IM services usually lack the numbers when it comes to active members to be long-lasting and in-demand platforms.
If you want to try the new Facebook Messenger, you can do that by downloading it from the App Store for free, if you have a Facebook account.