Facebook Messenger now allows you to instantly send 15-second videos

Facebook Messenger now allows you to instantly send 15-second videos
If you are a Facebook devotee, then it's almost certain that you have installed Facebook Messenger on your smartphone. This app comes with the chat heads feature, which allows you to quickly access your Facebook messages from almost anywhere, even in full-screen apps. Apart from releasing Messenger for Windows Phone, which comes sans said chat heads, Facebook also improved the overall functionalities of the iOS and Android versions of the app over the last few months.

For starters, Messenger received a new feature, which allowed its users to instantaneously snap and send pictures to their Facebook friends, as well as make voice calls between each other. Additionally, one could head on to the gallery of their device and send any pre-recorded video. It seems that Facebook is really keen on videos, as the latest version of Messenger for iOS and Android, 6.0, allows its users to record videos up to 15 seconds in length and send them to their friends directly from the app.

Sending one of these is downright simple, quite similar to the way one sends a video in Snapchat. Once you open Messenger and tap on the Camera icon on the bottom row, you have to tap and hold the Send button, which starts the video recording. After you've recorded whatever you desire, you release the button and - voilĂ  - you are done!

Another new feature is Big Likes, which allows you to send even bigger thumbs up if something really floats your boat. At the moment, it is unknown if the Windows Phone version of the app will be updated with these features. Hopefully, this will happen soon.

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


via: The Verge

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5 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Unfortunately, users were kind of forced to download this app because they have disabled messaging on the actual app. I hope G+ kicks Facebook's neck.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agree +1

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Twitter is imo... You get real updates from real people... And twitter has tie-ups with managements of major events like FWC,IPL etc....that gives you fast updates....

4. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

There's nothing bad about messenger app everything is perfect. Only the original facebook app is laggy.

5. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Fb messenger is for children and is full of bugs

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