Facebook Messenger beta app graces Windows 10 Mobile smartphones


It took a while, but Windows 10 Mobile users have been graced with a native Facebook Messenger application. Albeit in beta, the official client is pretty usable and has all the mainstays of the app you know and love (to hate) – following Microsoft's understated graphical design, it features GIFs, theme colors, integration with your phone's contacts, voice chats/calling, and you can probably play chess as well (just type @chess to try it out). Check out the screenshots below for a visual impression!

Unfortunately, the app's beta status prevents Windows 10 Mobile users outside the U.S. from downloading and running the app. Still, the availability is on a region basis, as Facebook hasn't explicitly stated that the app is out of reach for non-U.S. users. So we advice trying your luck in downloading it from your residence. If you succeed, tell us where you live, so we can get an idea about the app's presence!

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13 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22000; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cool. Seems like the apps are coming to Windows 10, slowly but surely. Time to fire up my Lumia 640XL.

4. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Too bad Microsoft killed the lumia's...

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No, they did not... But they did "crucified" The Lumia Range and its slowly yet surely dying... Can't say I enjoy seeing it...

6. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

They sold their phone division, I would say that killed it.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

They sold the feature phones division, not the smartphones division.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22000; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sip is correct. Microsoft sold the feature phone division. I would think that a Microsoft fan of your caliber would know the difference.

13. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

10. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

its good they killed it so they can focus on one line, the Surface line, cant wait for Surface phone.....let other companies make cheap windows phone

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22000; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Totally agree.

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Little bit too Cocoa-iOS design to me, I can see they had modified some of the icon to modern/W10M design. Well.... with the current status of W10M, I guess we can't complain much :/

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Its available in germany, italy, france too!! As we are approaching app saturation !! Some devs should eye W10 share too!!! Afterall your apps are well on ios and android , diving into UWP 10 will not hurt in any way!

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

A little too late...

11. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

nope windows 10 is getting better, day to day.......with everything universal, makes it even better.....phone, tablet, laptop, computer, xbox one, holo lens and etc.....all the apps universal.....if no one can see this as a great idea, then they are just hating, because even Google is working on making everything universal now

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