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Facebook Messenger is now a universal iOS app

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Facebook Messenger is now a universal iOS app
Facebook Messenger, one of the popular forerunners in the land of messaging apps, has gradually scored more and more novel features over the last few months, as Facebook is trying hard to up the game of its dedicated messaging app in any way possible. After all, it is facing fierce competition from the likes of Viber, Line, and Skype. One of Facebook's latest efforts to boost the popularity of its Messenger even further is making a universal iOS app. That's right, heretofore the app was only available for the iPhone, but from now on iPad users can snatch the messaging app and chat with their Facebook friends directly from their beloved tablets.

Fortunately, the neat feature that allows you to call your FB friends through Wi-Fi or cellular data is also present. Of course, the full bag of Facebook Messenger features are also on board – you can not only spice up your chat conversations with a wide variety of peculiar or wacky emoji stickers, but also snap photos or even record brief videos directly from the app itself. Chat heads are here, too.

Over the last few months, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a pretty impressive sum of money, brought Messenger to the Windows Phone platform, and also released the Snapchat-like Slingshot app, which operates on the “tit-for-tat” principle and allows you to send self-destructing photos or videos to your Facebook peers. It seems that Facebook truly wants to be one of the top players in the field of mobile messaging.

Download: Facebook Messenger (iOS | Android | Windows Phone)

via: Business Insider

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posted on 04 Jul 2014, 03:30

1. kalo88 (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 May 2014)

It's boosted its popularity by forcing you to install it to send/receive any messages..... which is extremely annoying.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 05:51

2. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Why Facebook is still spending money on its messenger app. after it spent a lot of cash by buying Whatsapp? Does anyone know?

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