Messenger, a free Google Talk client, updated with lockscreen support and doodling

The popular Messenger app for Windows Phone has been updated with some interesting features and is a great solution if you use Google Talk on the go.

If you're into the app and service to keep in touch with contacts, you'll love some of the new features in this latest release. We're looking at lockscreen support in a freely available solution. Messenger can now tap into one of five notification spots on the main locksreen and display a counter. Simple but effective.

But wait there's more. The new update also includes the ability to draw doodles and send them in messages to contacts. Simply select "draw doodle" and let the imagination take over. Other features include:

  • Chat with Phonebook, Facebook, GTalk & Work contacts
  • Send free SMS to friends in US, Canada & India
  • Import Phonebook Contacts

Even better, there's a desktop version of the app as well, so you can chat with people while on your Windows 8 PC:

You can download Messenger for free from the Store. Windows Phone 8 only.

via: WinSource

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.