Facebook Messenger App Finally Appears On Windows Phone 8.
During Mobile World Conference of 2014, Joe Belfiore of Microsoft had promised that Facebook Messenger windows would be making its appearance on their mobile ‘within weeks’. Well it seems that he has managed to keep his promise with the arrival of Facebook Messenger on Windows Phone this week. Although there is one slight problem, the messenger is only supported on Windows Phone 8 Devices.
Facebook also announced the release on their official Twitter account:
Messenger for Windows Phone is now available for download, try it here: http://t.co/O2OrBWiBgt
— Facebook (@facebook) March 5, 2014
The Messengers Features.
The current version of Facebook Messenger app can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store for free. The features that have been included onto the messenger are listed at the store include:
- Get to all your messages without having to open Facebook.
- Bring your conversations to life with stickers and send photos privately.
- Have group conversations and make plans on the go.
- Share your location so people know when you’re nearby.
- Know when people have seen your messages.
- See who’s using Messenger and who’s active on Facebook.
- Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
- Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.
- Never lose your conversation history or contacts.
Missing Features And Facebook notes.
One Important noticeable thing about this version of the Facebook Messenger compared towards the ones available for other platforms is its lack of features for that of the Windows Phone 8. Those features being the lack of voice messaging and chat heads.
The Windows Phone blog notes, “With Facebook Messenger, you will be able to see who’s online for a private or group chat, send a private message, and bring messages to life with pictures and stickers. You can also share your location so people can know if you are nearby. All your Facebook friends are automatically added to the People Tab for you to get started sending messages but you can also import new contacts too.”