Facebook has released its Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone and now users can download it from the Windows Phone Store.
The Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone was announced last week at the Mobile World Congress 2014, held in Barcelona, Spain, by Joe Belfiore, Vice President of Windows Phone. The Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone comes with the same features as iOS and Android platforms but without any voice messaging options.
The app lets you send photos privately, share location with everyone, have group conversations and send stickers to friends. All your Facebook friends are automatically added to the 'People' tab and a user can import new contacts as well. Users are able to see, when people have seen their messages, which of their friends are using Messenger and who's active on Facebook. Users can also turn off notifications when working or sleeping. The only feature missing is that the app has been released without any voice messaging options.
Rumors about the new Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update have also emerged on the web. Microsoft plans to make some extensive changes in the interface with the new update. According to leaked screenshots, the next WP update will bring an option to set a background image on the Start screen. Users will also have an option to make Live Tiles transparent that can be skinned with an image in the background. The new update will also bring Cortana, Microsoft's much anticipated voice assistant service to the Lumia smartphones. The new Windows Phone 8.1 update is expected to be launched in early 2014.
Source: Windows Phone Blog