Sunday, February 23, 2014

Facebook Messenger is coming to Windows Phone [Updated]




Facebook Messenger is already pretty well integrated into the messaging app on Windows Phone (WP) but now a stand alone app for Facebook Messenger has been announced.  
 The major benefit of having a stand alone app is the fact that you will be able to send and receive media and use the emoticons (stickers) that are popular on Facebook.  Currently, that is the one major drawback to using the WP messaging app for chatting on Facebook.  If someone sends you a sticker or pictures, you get a link instead of the image.  If you click the link, it will take you the web browser where you’ll see the mobile version of Facebook and the image you were sent.  It works, but it’s a cumbersome work around since it takes you the web instead of using the Facebook app.


The other way to currently use Facebook messenger on WIndows Phone is to open the Facebook app and navigate to messaging and then pin that to your home screen.  This method also works but isn’t the best solution either.

Update:  Windows Phone 8.1 removes Facebook messaging from the stock Messaging app.  Now the only options are using the Facebook app and Facebook Messenger app.

Source:  Engadget

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    1. The stock messaging app in Windows Phone only takes you to the web if someone sends you an emoticon or picture. All text based messaging works just fine. WP8.1 removes Facebook messaging integration so now the only solution on WP is the Facebook app or Facebook Messenger app.

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