At the Mobile World Congress 2014, Microsoft announced that the Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone will be soon released within a short span. Keeping up to its commitment, Facebook has now unveiled Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone, although a big drawback is its support only for the Windows Phone 8 devices initially.
Facebook made this announcement on Twitter saying the Messenger for Windows Phone for Facebook can now be downloaded.
The Messenger for Facebook in its 220.127.116.11 version can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store at free of cost. Just few highlights that this Messenger of Facebook for Windows Phone will bestow users with include
- Instant access to messages, without opening the Facebook account
- Users can take their conversations to a new level while sending photos and stickers privately
- Enjoying group conversations and making on-the-go plans seems easier
- Location sharing to help friends and relatives know where you are
- Get notifications of when the messages you sent have been viewed by the receiver
- Know who’s online on Messenger and Facebook
- Forget about missing a message by staying logged in always
- Prioritize your work, by turning off notifications when sleeping, working or just taking a break
- Conversation history and contacts will never get lost
Meanwhile, like every coin has two sides, the Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8 does not offer support for some features which is seen for other platforms, including chat heads, voice messaging.
Facebook Messenger will give users the freedom to see who is online, to initiate a group or private chat, send private messages and bring message to life while sending stickers and pictures. You can now tell people where you are by sharing your location. Also, automatic addition of Facebook friends is supported for the People Tab, but a provision for importing new contacts is also provided.
In the meantime, for those who do not know still, Facebook Messenger for Firefox and Windows was shut down on 3rd March, recently.
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