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Facebook Rolls Out New Messenger Update for Android Users

Facebook has a new update to the Facebook Messenger app for Android users. Version 1.8 promises to increase the speed of the app in terms of loading, navigating, and sending messages. Users can now also shift between conversations speedily as well as talk to friends of friends.

Moreover, once they open the app, they will be able to see instantly who is online and available for messaging.With a pinch-to-zoom gesture as well as a tap, users may share larger-sized photos. Push notifications have likewise been improved, and the usual bug fixes for the previous version of Facebook Messenger have been made available.

Facebook Messenger is best suited for those who see Facebook messaging as a staple means of communicating to the people they know as opposed to text messaging, calling, or the use of apps like Viber or WhatsApp. It allows them to contact other Facebook users whether these people are using the social network on their computer or on a mobile device. Users can even include their location with their message as well as send out photos to their friends while using the app.

Lastly, like other mobile messaging apps, it lets users know whether the person they are talking with has seen their message. Users are cautioned, however, that it uses an existing data plan for the service to work, so they have to either have a mobile data plan or be within the range of a WiFi signal.

It requires only a minimum of Android 2.2 to function, and is absolutely free of charge to download at the Google Play store. Over 97,000 users have given it a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on the app store. In the last thirty days, between 10,000,000 to 50,000,000 users have installed it on their mobile devices, which attests to the fact that it is a popular and useful app to have for those reliant on Facebook messaging.

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