Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone bumped to version 6.0

Facebook has updated its Messenger application for Windows Phone to support some new features, and bumped the version to 6.0 on the platform.

Messenger is the standalone application for Facebook users to chat with other Facebook users, and was launched on Windows Phone as a beta three months ago. After receiving an update to reduce data usage, the application has once again been updated by the company with new features which were already available on other platforms.

The update, which is now live on the Windows Phone store, features the ability to send images and videos with one tap -- which was introduced in the iPhone version of the application in version 5.0 itself, released in April. Other changes include the introduction of latest stickers and performance updates specific to the Windows Phone operating system.

Although Facebook has been late to launch the Messenger application on Windows Phone, the company is making sure that all of its features from other mobile operating systems are available for users of Microsoft's OS, and this update narrows the feature gap further. Interested users can head to the Windows Phone store and download the app for their devices right away.

Source: WIndows Phone store | Image via Windows Phone store

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I'm not really a huge fan of the UI. The update makes the app so much more reliable, but the UI is not really consistent with cleaner UI in Windows Phone 8.1. Like the size of the people's names are way too big. They should be consistent with the sizes in the new People hub.

Nope. Facebook is on my blacklist now - forcing MS to remove the built-in messaging that went through the WP8 messaging application in WP8.1 has me completely irate. One of the few things that was truly unique in WP, just ripped out like it was nothing.

Not cool Facebook. I will be avoiding you even more than I was before.

Niavlys77 said,
Nope. Facebook is on my blacklist now - forcing MS to remove the built-in messaging that went through the WP8 messaging application in WP8.1 has me completely irate. One of the few things that was truly unique in WP, just ripped out like it was nothing.

Not cool Facebook. I will be avoiding you even more than I was before.

Ah, another one who dislikes having regular updates and new features!!!

neo158 said,

Ah, another one who dislikes having regular updates and new features!!!

Yes! because someone doesn't like the direction certain software is going it always means they just don't want regular updates and new features!


/s

Niavlys77 said,
Nope. Facebook is on my blacklist now - forcing MS to remove the built-in messaging that went through the WP8 messaging application in WP8.1 has me completely irate. One of the few things that was truly unique in WP, just ripped out like it was nothing.

Not cool Facebook. I will be avoiding you even more than I was before.

I thought that removing Facebook integration in WP messenger was a Microsoft decision because that wanted to move to a "there's an app for that" with faster updates. There were also some features in Facebook chat that did not work in WP's messenger and people would have to wait for Microsoft to update messenger every time to support Facebook and any other popular chat programs that want to plug into Messenger to keep up with the dedicated apps.

BBinder said,
now it can be updated with new features faster

Because everyone needs 4 apps to do the same thing and more than the ability to message?

Facebook APP
Messaging App
Skype APp
and now Facebook messenger

Niavlys77 said,
Nope. Facebook is on my blacklist now - forcing MS to remove the built-in messaging that went through the WP8 messaging application in WP8.1 has me completely irate. One of the few things that was truly unique in WP, just ripped out like it was nothing.

Not cool Facebook. I will be avoiding you even more than I was before.


Facebook had nothing to do with the removal of the Messaging integration. That was a Microsoft decision.

Enron said,
I don't like the round portraits. Looks like iOS.

Google is doing round pictures in hangouts as well. It must be the new thing...

Scabrat said,

Google is doing round pictures in hangouts as well. It must be the new thing...

Yeah everyone seems to be going with the flat design now.

Biglo said,

Yeah everyone seems to be going with the flat design now.

Round isnt flat design. Its flat too, but round is a different design choice I think. =)