Facebook’s Messenger app for Windows Phone has been around for a while now, but it’s still missing some of the features we already take for granted on iOS and Android. Now the company is pushing out an update that should bring the application up to speed with a handful of helpful new features.
The biggest improvement is the ability to record and send voice messages, which Facebook says was the most requested feature on Windows Phone. The app is also getting emoticons to play with. Finally, Facebook is pushing out some smaller fixes including one that should help you use less data with the messaging service.
Facebook drew plenty of criticism when it started forcing people to download its separate messaging app after removing the chat feature from its main application. Recent comments in the Windows Phone store make it clear how annoying the switch has been for some people, though on the plus side at least it should mean regular updates for the Messenger app across all platforms.