Facebook Messenger picks up Groups support in latest update

Facebook Messenger is one our favorite apps on Windows Phone. It's an essential app to stay in contact with all your friends on Facebook. The app hit Windows Phone earlier this year but has only picked up one substantial update so far. That update added the ability to save photos, improved notifications and included overall performance boosts. Today we're getting another big update to Facebook Messenger on Windows Phone. Changelog and details after the break.

Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 5.0 of Facebook Messenger. Here's the changelog for Facebook Messenger:

  • Group support: Now you can create groups for the people you message the 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

We've just updated and have spent a few moments playing with the app. The ability to add groups will be welcomed by anybody who uses Facebook to loop a lot of friends into one conversation. Sharing photos is super easy now. It wasn't too hard before, but this update streamlines the process. The number of taps to share a photo has been reduced. You can directly launch the camera or pull up your photo library from the conversation view.

Try out version 5.0 of Facebook Messenger and let us know what you think!

Thanks for the tip everyone!

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Sam Sabri