Facebook Messenger Update Brings Some Useful Messaging Functions
Facebook introduced a standalone messenger application for iOS, which has the same basic functionality of the messenger function from within the Facebook application itself, only with some added bells and whistles. The application is free and can be downloaded from this link
and requires a Facebook account to sign in and use.
Today the application has been given a new update (version 1.7), which is free for all users – new and existing. The update was released to improve the user interface of Facebook Messenger by adding some extra features to the way we interact with the person we are messaging.
The first major part of the update has to do with the ability to see when the other person is typing (indicated by an ellipses, or three dots when the other user is typing), a feature that has always been able to use on the desktop version of the Web site, but not in the app. The other major part of the update gives Facebook Messenger the feature of showing the message sender when the reader actually reads the message with a read receipt. This is good because now we will know when our friend gets our message and is displayed by a check mark as shown in the example image above courtesy of 9to5Mac.
Other additions in the new update include the ability to see where a message is sent from (assuming the other user has location services enabled for Facebook Messenger) and some bug fixes to improve the stability of the application. If you have Facebook Messenger installed, the new update is recommended for your own benefit. If you don't have the Facebook Messenger application installed and you use Facebook, be sure to give it a try.