Facebook has actually today updated it’s Facebook Messenger application, the application that saw the social network break its instant messaging attribute out into an entirely different application on mobile.

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The upgrade, which is offered for both iOS and Android individuals, makes with it 2 highlights that Facebook no question hopes will keep its icon on our residence screens.

The initial is a feature directly out of the competition’s play book. Once customers upgrade today, they’ll be able to send out and obtain 15-second video clips best inside the application itself, without have to go to the ‘‘ real’Facebook app. Snapchat already does something quite comparable, yet this application more very closely looks like that of Apple, with video clip and audio clips pertaining to iOS 8. Facebook’s current purchase, WhatsApp, is additionally established to receive full-blown voice calling in-app, though that’s undoubtedly well beyond exactly what has actually been carried out right here.

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The second new function is the ability to touch and hold on something to send out a ‘‘ huge like, ‘which is kind of the typical Facebook ‘‘ like ‘however, well, for something that you like so much a typical ‘‘ like’just will not suffice. We’re much from certain regarding that, and reckon that Facebook isn’t really encouraged either. It goes without saying, it chose Messenger as the spot to present this certain attribute as opposed to Facebook appropriate. We either anticipate ‘‘ big likes’ to go away entirely or begin to move into the various other Facebook apps relying on uptake.

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Facebook is still acquiring flack for moving messages from the main Facebook application and into its own, custom application. The company has currently claimed that it intends to damage itself into smaller sized pieces as opposed to try and cram everything into the one app, which seems a fad among Silicon Valley business right now. Foursquare has actually likewise begun to split its help into 2 distinct apps, with somewhat limited success. Facebook could fare better.

The new Facebook Messenger upgrade is offered to download from the App Store and the Play Store, as constantly, is entirely free.

(Download: Facebook Messenger for iPhone / Android)

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