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Facebook Messenger Launched for Windows Phone 8

by Fahad Saleem

Facebook Messenger Launched for Windows Phone 8

Finally some good news for the Windows mobile users, Redmond has released the official Facebook app for Windows 8. You can now enjoy Facebook Messenger app on Windows Phone Just like your counterparts using devices running the iOS and Android OS who have been enjoying the Facebook app, you too as well can chat with your loved one and share plenty of stuff from your Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone can be said to have an intimate relationship with Facebook. Considering that the social media has been integrated into the Microsoft’s platform of mobiles, with the people hub integrating contacts with Facebook Profiles coupled with an app of stock messaging which gives a tab for Facebook chat. However, this much focus on Facebook integration has left the Facebook app somewhat slightly underdeveloped for the Windows Phone. But generally the app is quite good, but just not as good as the app found in devices running the Android or iOS. Another noticeably missing component is the standalone Facebook. Windows Phone got the Facebook Messenger after a very long time, even so the app is effective for simple communication, but still lacks the whistles and sound of ordinary messengers.

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Much like the other chat apps already in the market, this Facebook Messenger also asks you to enter your account details to log in. Once you are logged in, the list of recent threads and active contacts would be displayed. The source of the person coming online is also shown below the name of that person. In order to chat with the current thread, simply tap it or add a new conversation by tapping “+” icon.

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With the app, it’s quite possible to share photos while chatting. In addition to this, you can share stickers: a few of the sticker groups are functional, and the majority of which, you are required to purchase before using them. When you Long Press a selected message, you will be given a menu options of “View Details” or “Delete”. The details will show you the location from where the message was sent from, as well as the timestamp. You can also do group chatting and report any of the content.

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Facebook Messenger also comes with live tile, toast notifications and a lock screen notifications feature. The live tile can be expanded to the standard dimensions, shows the latest message from your account as well as the count of all the unread messages. The only thing lacking in the Windows Phone 8 Facebook Messenger is the connection to the official app from Facebook. You simply can’t jump between the two apps. If you are tired of native WP8 app for chats, simply install the Facebook Messenger app from the link given below, and start enjoying your Facebook app on your Windows Phone 8 device.

Download Facebook Messenger from Windows Phone Store

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