As promised by Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore late last month, Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone is finally a reality and available for download from the Windows Phone Store.
Belfiore said at a Microsoft press event in Barcelona, Spain, prior to the 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress, that the application would launch within “weeks,” adding:
We’ve been working with Facebook, testing out their implementation for a while. It’s looking good, and we will have it for our customers soon.
The description of Messenger from the Windows Phone Store page reads:
Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).
- Get to all of 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.
Windows Phone users: Have you downloaded or will you download Messenger?