Facebook has just released a new version of Messenger, their messaging app, for iOS. This update allows for faster photo messaging between friends and groups as well as having video exchanges.
This update comes just a few days after the giant social network company mentioned that their in house messaging application now commands a monthly audience of 200 million people worldwide.
The latest version of Facebook Messenger is version 5.0 and with it comes a new messaging interface. This means that users will now see a single row of icons giving them quick access to insert a variety of content such as voice messages, videos, pictures, and stickers on to their chat pages. Another feature in this update is the ability to download sticker packs, a collection of sorts for stickers or other more expressive emoticons, straight from conversation threads. The search options have also been improved for faster searching.
From what we gather from this update, Facebook Messenger is looking to find more ways for its users to share content and to make sharing as easy as possible. The sharing allows for almost everything you can think of, including camera photo captures with just a single tap. It seems like Facebook Messenger is also looking to position itself as the be all and end all in terms of messaging, a sort of one stop shop where you have everything that you need at the tip of your fingers.
As far as the Android platform is concerned, Facebook said that a similar version would be rolled out this week although it will be done slowly.
Facebook is growing a suite of different applications that includes Messenger to appeal to the huge mobile community. These apps work as a sort of recruiting tool for users to use Facebook.
According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook?s head, they are now taking a three tiered approach with regards to mobile, where their native applications bring in the revenue, while other tools such as Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp act as a recruiting platform for Facebook itself.
Facebook has been rolling out quite a few updates lately, and this latest one should make messaging easier for its users.
Photo Source: Facebook Messenger page