MANILA, Philippines – Windows phone users rejoice!
Facebook Messenger has officially made its way to the Windows Phone Store.
Announced in Mobile World Congress 2014, the messaging app by social networking giant Facebook was made available for Windows phone users Wednesday, March 5.
Messenger for Windows Phone is now available for download, try it here: http://t.co/O2OrBWiBgt— Facebook (@facebook) March 5, 2014
The app gives users instant access to sending private messages to their Facebook friends. There are also options to create group messages and stickers to liven up the chat.
First released in 2011, the app had a major redesign late 2013. Early last year, Facebook released Facebook Home – a user experience built over the Android operating system. One key feature of Home that has been carried over to Messenger is the chat heads. WATCH: TechRap: Facebook Home, LG Optimus G Pro
Chat heads are like bobble heads that represent incoming Facebook messages from contacts. Chat Heads hover over any app so you can continue conversations even while immersed in something else.
Unfortunately the Chat Heads feature is not available on the WIndows version. Another functionality that is not on the messenger app is the ability to make voice calls and record voice messages. – Rappler.com