What’s New In Facebook Messenger For IOS, Android?

By David Cohen 

MessengerAndroid5650New stickers for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil weren’t the only additions to Facebook’s Messenger applications, as new versions were released for iOS and Android.

Version 6.0 of Messenger for iOS adds the ability for users to instantly shoot, play, and send 15-second video messages directly via the camera in the app, similar to Snapchat.

Users can also press and hold the like button to send a larger-sized thumbs-up for content they really like.

As for version 5.0 of Messenger for Android, the “What’s New” section of its Google Play listing reads:

  • More ways to message: Now it’s easier to send photos, voice messages, and more.
  • Video: Send videos from your gallery and play them right in the app. (Works on Android 4.3 and up. We’ll continue to improve video and bring it to more phones.)
  • Instant photo sharing: Take a photo and send it in just one tap.
  • Stickers shortcuts: When someone sends you a sticker, press and hold down on it to get the pack.
  • Faster search: Just enter the names of people and groups.

Messenger users: Have you updated your apps yet? What do you think?