Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8 has been released today after removing support for Windows client app. It took about 2 years to land on Microsoft’s mobile platform as the dedicated messaging app for the social network in blue. Even though Microsoft owns Facebook shares and is developing official apps for the world’s largest community.
As aforementioned, the app is a pure messaging app that only allows sending and receiving messages, attaching photos and stickers, although it still lacks behind iOS and Android versions. The app doesn’t have advanced features like the ability to make calls, send SMS and record voice messages. And we believe the developer team will soon add these novelties in sub-sequent updates soon.
According to the app description, the features 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.
In addition, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc also mentioned in a blog post, “All your Facebook friends are automatically adder to the People Tab for you to get started sending messages but you can also import new contacts too.”
You can download the Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone here in the Store.