If you have a smartphone and at least one friend that you like talking to, then you probably have the Facebook Messenger app installed on your phone right now. If that’s the case, then you are probably glad to hear that Facebook Messenger just got a brand new version, now reaching build number22.214.171.124.92. It’s always great when the app receives an update because it means that the Facebook team is hard at work, trying to provide the very best experience for its millions of users which are active on Facebook Messenger on a daily basis.
The fact that Facebook now also own WhatsApp, which has a user count of over 1 billion users should give you some idea of the kind of instant messaging insight the company has developed over the years. They now know what IM app users want the most and know how to make sure that those features are made available to the users.
The newest version of the app isn’t that flashy and there have definitely been more exciting versions released in the past. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not an update worth downloading. It’s quite the opposite, as Facebook has focuses on improving performance and reliability on all devices. What this means is that you will be able to navigate and use the IM features available in Facebook Messenger with much more ease and fluency.
So while there are no exciting new visual features introduced in this latest version of the app, you should definitely go and update your Messenger to the latest build. It will only make your app faster and better, which is something that every user appreciates.
Using Facebook Messenger
If by chance this is your first time downloading Facebook Messenger and have never had contact with Facebook instant messaging app in the past, you should know what you’re about to get into.
- Personal chat availability with each individual friend and an array of funny and descriptive emojis will help you make every single conversation unique
- The fact that the app is tied to Facebook’s social network means that you will be able to see who is online on Facebook and who isn’t, at any given moment, which is great for when you are trying to catch someone for a quick chat
- The on-screen chat thumbnail lets you quickly minimize and maximize chat windows so that you can converse with your friends and instantly go back to browsing or watching a video while you’re waiting for them to respond
- The implementation of a GIF system has made Facebook Messenger even more awesome, because now you can express yourself using all sorts of pop culture references or just GIFs of things that help you better convey a message