Facebook announced a "Home" button as a central location for sending and receiving messages.
The Home button features the most recent messages, as well as a "Favorites" section for the contacts with the most frequent communication.
Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone i OS and Android apps in August 2019.
Over the years, Facebook has released new apps on a variety of different operating systems, launched a dedicated website interface, and separated the messaging functionality from the main Facebook app, requiring users to use the web interface or download one of the standalone apps.
The app comes with some differences compared to the standard version.
The following is a table of features available in Facebook Messenger, as well as their geographical coverage and what devices they are available on: In June 2017, Facebook updated video chats to give users the ability to add animated versions of Facebook's reactions on top of their face, such as tears for a crying face and an exploding halo of hearts around the head when sending heart emoji.
In a Tech Crunch editorial by Devin Coldewey, he described the ads as "huge" in the space they occupy, "intolerable" in the way they appear in the user interface, and "irrelevant" due to the lack of context.
Allows users to quickly play games including Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Ever Wing and Words with Friends Frenzy inside Messenger.
Games are asynchronous through high scores rather than directly at the same time, and are built on HTML5 rather than apps. Messenger Day, similar to Snapchat's Stories feature, gives the user the ability to share photos and videos with friends that automatically disappear after 24 hours.
The app is aimed primarily at old Android phones and regions where high-speed Internet is not widely available.
In April 2017, Facebook Messenger Lite was expanded to 132 more countries.In January 2017, Facebook announced that it was testing showing advertisements in Facebook Messenger's home feed.