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Facebook Messenger updated with ability to forward messages and photos

Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone has just been updated. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 8.0.0.0 of Messenger. Today's update is notable for bringing forwarding capabilities to your messages.

Here's the full changelog for Messenger 8.0:

  • Thanks for letting us know how we can make Messenger better. Based on your requests, we made it so that you can choose whether you tap to send a message or just use the enter button on the keyboard.
  • Now you can forward a message or photo to someone who isn't in the conversation.
  • We also made big improvements to overall performance

Grab the updated Messenger for Windows Phone and let us know what you think of today's new features!

Thanks for the tip Sree H!

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128 Comments
  • Much faster for me
  • yeah, bud sadly not pretty on my 1320.... why the hell not supporting 6' !
  • Yahhh much smoother for 520 also
  • Yes...it's good. On my L1320 is OK.
  • We can only dream about landscape mode and video messages right? edit: lol just found out I can send videos by accessing photo and holding the button, when did they add it ?
  • I want to say 1 - 2 months ago
  • Update watsapp first then fb messenger.
  • Yess WhatsApp update :/
  • We want performance improvement and Cortana support.
  • Yes! Cortana support!!
  • agree, whatsapp needs update as well...  
  • Yeah and a send music and save music
  • WhatsApp could really borrow those "big improvements to overall performance"; only in its case it would have to be HUGE improvements. And definitely Cortana support!
  • Cortana support would be awesome for WhatsApp!
  • Good to see fb being dedicated to WP!
  • Fb messenger only
  • This
  • WhatsApp and Facebook could really benefit from those "big improvements" too!
  • YEESSS BUT WE NEED TO UPDATE WHATSAPP
  • you need to go to them and mention it, but I will tell you not many use it in the US
  • Ok i know no body but im in the middle east all people use it here :P
  • They should just merge messenger and whatsapp. Both owned by FB
  • Yeah ur right
  • No if FACEBOOK owned Whatsapp it will not support it and maybe delete it from the store since it refuses to put its apps on windows phone just like the facebook and messenger app... MICROSOFT developed them no Facebook
  • You don't know what you're talking about.
  • Facebook DOES own Whatsapp... You dont know that?
  • Well no :( now i knew hahah
  • We need an update for the facebook beta app and the normal facebook app too the feeds are broken
  • Yes +1020
  • Yeah, mines acting screwy today too.
  • Same here. Cannot update feed.
  • Seems Faster! :-D
  • Is it still a battery hog?
  • Never has been for me. But then, I don't get a ton of messages either.
  • Not sure. But something is draining at 10% per hour.
  • What phone do you have? Amoled screens suck battery with White theme.
  • I receive tons of messages, It can be a battery hog at times.
  • Instead of updating messenger you need to update facebook beta. I have no news feed and the app is useless. I have to use either web or SMS like I'm back in the old days.
  • what´s speaking against using the official FB app paralell to FB beta?
  • Wait, you have no news feed? What device are you using. FB Beta runs very well on my L920.
  • I have 630
  • That's strange. Everything is working really well for me. Did you try uninstallung and reinstalling? Does the regular version work?
  • I have L930. My FB beta seems broken also. Unable to update feed.
  • I have noticed that I only got a few updates the past few days. Just thought it was a slow day. Makes sense now something is broken!
  • Working fine for me.
  • Nice . I hope the bug that takes you to the main screen instead of the specific chat when you tap the notification got fixed   regular updates w00t
  • Nice update
  • Does ir have cortana integration?
    Edit sorry imma read the article
  • Trying it now.
  • Good to see Facebook providing updates on and off.
  • Time to forward memes :P thanks to the users who requested this!
  • Oh come on guys, please keep the comments related to Facebook Messenger. 
  • Hope FB takes over development of FB app.
  • This!!!
  • I need a black version...both this and Facebook... I mean, a dark themed version. It hurts my eyes at night.
  • won't happen ....strict design guidelines
  • Atleast grey
  • Call option still missing.. :) Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • FB messenger is the best, I'm so glad we're constantly getting updates. I just wish they would finally remove the black bar above the keyboard.
  • Which black bar ??? I dint noticed
  • This black bar: http://i.imgur.com/2J8pKWI.jpg I've had it on 520, 920 and now on 930.
  • The one that shows you word suggestions? I think that's essential especially if the suggestion is wrong or you've purposefuly spelled something differently.
  • That is there through the OS. It is where predictive text and paste is.
  • That bar is not there if you don't have predictive text turned on and nothing in your clipboard to copy/paste. It's a bug.
  • How do you paste then? Unless I am misunderstanding.
  • That black bar is always there even if my clipboard is empty (I also don't use predictive text). It's just an empty black bar, taking space.
  • That bar actually is there on top of the 'regular' bar with the copy/paste and predictive text. It's a weird bug taking a lot of space unfortunately :/ Having it as well myself.
  • I've reported this bug 3 times already and they just don't give a fuck. Luckily the app itself is so good it doesn't bother me too much.
  • If you are using ENG (US) keyboard - a black bar will keep showing - it's there for text prediction input.
    Switch to any other (ENG) keyboard layout in order to get rid of it, If you want to.
    UPDATE ah, sorry, you're right. I just noticed the same issue.
  • Awesome, finally fast
  • I want call option
  • Bookface
  • Off topic.. But WHAT ? what is wrong with apple ? 1,4 ghz dual core ? 1 gb of RAM ? 1810 mah battery ? 8 mp camera ? for over 600 euros ? Can buy 3 l730 with this much price.. Good news for wp
  • You just had to didn't you. Let's keep it on topic people.
  • I definitely feel those big performance improvements, but still needs work. Thanks FB!
  • Do they have any plan to make the Facebook app better? It lack many things. For changing privacy settings it redirects you to the browser. No profile picture direct upload from the app. No photo comment and the list goes on and on. I think they should give an option to save cellular data in settings. There should be two modes within the app. One is "Normal mode" and the second should be "Saving mode". That will use less data.
  • the facebook app is microsofts app, not facebooks.
  • It's a collaborative effort if I remember correctly.
  • Don't even acknowledge this idiot, he apparently knows everything.
  • clearly nore than you if you believe some paranoia story written as click bait on some blog/news site.
  • Clearly you're a dumbass, when did I ever say anything you're claiming I did? You have no clue about me so don't sit there acting like you know a single ounce about me.
  • Oh, then where did you get your information on this conspiracy that your throwing around as fact?
  • No thanks, I don't want Facebook to spy in my every move.
  • This ^. I should rather socialize with ppl at WP central and forums.
  • I agree, too bad WPCentral doesn't have their own messenger (hint, hint!!)
  • Wth
  • Yep, welcome to the modern world bro! You can't trust just any company with a pretty smile.
  • Don't worry, Quins just wearing a tinfoil helmet today, FB messenger is perfectly safe.
  • I bet you don't ever say tho gs like that to people when they're standing I front of you. Balls grow when you hide behind a screen, eh?
  • Cute.
  • Ha ha, just what I thought.
  • Deleted mines.. But nice that they are supporting only "one" of their apps for WP.
  • Anyone who use this messenger is clearly unaware of the severe security issues it contains...i for one will use the old in app link
  • You are clearly unaware that it is not a security concern and all the requested permissions are justified Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I wish all the people that keep spreading this nonsense could somehow be brought to the understanding that they don't understand how any of this works and should not comment on it.
  • Paranoia doesn't equal enlightenment.
  • Who cares about forwarding messages when this really changed the game performance wise! :) Feels great using it now!
  • So you're saying that you don't care about the security issues with the app as long as you can chat? Hmmm, would you rather just give us all you bank account information now instead of just waiting for it to stolen?
  • I think your tinfoil helmets got a crack in it, I can hear your thoughts.
  • When you install FB messenger on your W.P, you are giving FB permission to view all of your information on your phone. The app is dangerous because it leaves your phone open for attacks.
  • Yes, because the app approval process would allow this. You read an article about a "could happen if" scenario on Android, right?
  • Not my problem bruh.
  • Why are you putting your bank account information into messenger? I just try to figure out where my wife and I are going to go eat... I didn't realize it was a banking application. Man I feel stupid.
  • What security issues are you talking about? The permissions? They are clearly justified android central did a good article about it might have even been on here as well. Maybe you should read it Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Oh yes, because facebook totally didn't have full access to everyones PC's before right? Oh and google hasn't had access to this stuff for years right?   For the love of god, dont believe everything you read on the internet
  • Boy, your ball are pretty big today, aren't they?
  • You sure have a fascination with my junk dontcha...
  • Clearly you don't have any balls. Otherwise you wouldn't be talking so much shit. Pathetic lowlife
  • for the record yove been the only one really "talking shit" as you say.
  • You're trill pathetic. I don't know what people did to you growing up, but the only way out of it is by stop being an asshole.
  • Kids these days..
  • Still no calls though
  • I want drawing and adding text over photos like the android app Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Call feature still not included.. It was update on android nd iOS few days back
  • Both apps have no news feed I wish I could show you my screen shots
  • ? Call n chat heads
  • why talking about whatsapp and facebook update need skype update also !
  • great, its approx two times faster than the previous version.   but- i want wp integration like: -sharing to a specific conversation / group conv. -pin conversations to the start  
  • Does facebook still take random photo's and upload your content without you knowing?
  • It never did, that was a paranoia conspiracy made based on how many permissions the app requires.
  • Right.... While the Android and IOS versions already can add text in photos before sending, we just receiving forwarding photos... Why are we always few steps behind others? This is why windows phones is unable to pick up speed.
  • Sadly, I will never know if this is any better as I refuse to install it.  Not having FB messaging capabilities is surprisingly beneficial.
  • And to have a Chu life call I have to buy an app iPhone 6, WP will not get it never
  • Nice!
  • Eve we have ability to send videos
  • not getting ANY notifications... So done with Windows phone.
  • Massive battery drain with this release. Uninstalled, all OK. Lumia 820.
  • Chat heads please (