Not too long ago, Facebook Messenger on iOS received an update which introduced several new features for the app. Most of these features were first introduced in the Facebook Messenger Beta which was being tested, but it seems it has made its way to the stable version as well.
Facebook Messenger for Android was bumped to version 4.0, and introduces some exciting new features to the app, including the ability to create group chats within the app, as well as the ability to make free calls over WiFi or mobile data with your Facebook friends. The latter one is pretty nice since it will make Facebook a direct competitor to several VoIP apps available in the Google Play Store, such as Viber, Tango, etc.
Here’s a complete change log as per Google Play Store for Facebook Messenger v4.0:
- Groups: Now you can create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place
- Forwarding: Want to send a message or photo to someone who isn’t in the conversation? Just tap to forward it on
- Conversation Shortcuts: Create a shortcut so that you can get to any conversation right from your home screen
- Free Calls: Talk as long as you want and stay in touch wherever you are. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply).
These are some nice features Facebook introduced in the messaging app. Head over to the Google Play Store and grab the application.
Source: Google Play Store
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