Facebook has started rolling out an update to its Messenger app for
iOS. The update takes Facebook Messenger to version 4.0, with
changes focused primarily on group chat options along with some message
forwarding tweaks for the user's ease.
With Facebook Messenger 4.0
for iOS, users can now create groups for those friends they interact
the most with. Groups such as roommates, family, colleagues, college and
others can be created by users, renamed, and allotted an image. Users
can simply tap on groups under 'contacts' section in the messenger app
to create a group. For group chat options, all the contacts will have to
be using the Facebook Messenger service.
This group messaging
feature has been in several messaging services, including WhatsApp - the company Facebook has
announced it is acquiring. The updated Facebook Messenger for iOS app is
compatible with devices running iOS 6.0 or higher.
Facebook, as part of Messenger 4.0 for
iOS, has also made forwarding of messages and photos easier. Users can
now forward a message or a photo with a 'forward' button. "Forwarding:
Want to send a message or photo to someone who isn't in the
conversation? Just tap to forward it," states the Facebook Messenger app
With other improvements in the Messenger app
regarding its speed and reliability, the latest 4.0 version is now
available to download from the Apple iTunes Store for free.
The Facebook Messenger app for iOS is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 6.0 or later.
this month, Facebook rolled-out the voice-calling feature for
its Messenger app in India. The service, available for both Android and
iOS, will let users call their Facebook contacts for free, using either
mobile data or Wi-Fi, similar to other VoIP services. It has been
additionally mentioned that users cannot ring up a Facebook friend who
is logged in through the website, and mobile or landline numbers cannot