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Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone Updated with Instant Photo Sharing, Groups and More

Facebook has upgraded Windows Phone Messenger to version 5 which a couple of new features already being enjoyed by iOS and Android users to Windows platform. Let’s take a look at what’s new on Facebook Messenger V5.0. You can download the app from official Windows Phone Store for free.


You can now click images from within the Facebook Messenger and can share them with one tap. Just press the camera icon and the camera app will launch on your messenger, when you press the shutter button on the interface, it will capture as well as share image. Photo sharing from gallery is also easier and faster.


You can also make groups in the new Messenger App with 2 or more contacts and pin the group to start page of FB Messenger for easy access. After logging in, you can swipe recent contacts to the left to access Groups. You can tap on Create New Groups to get started which will be pinned here by default. in our initial testing we couldn’t pin the groups to the Windows Phone start screen.


Take a look at the official change log for Facebook Messenger V5.0 :

Groups: Now you can create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.

Instant photo sharing: Take a photo and send it in just one tap. Plus, it’s easier to send photos from your gallery.

Continued improvements: We’re working to make the app more reliable and use less data.

Facebook also mentioned that the app will cache more images and stickers in the background to save Mobile Data consumption. Facebook has already purchased WhatsApp messenger for a heavy price and it’s good to still see frequent updates for its messenger App .


Deepak Singh

Deepak Singh

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