Facebook Messenger receives update with better UI and speed enhancements

Facebook Messenger has recently received an update to version 1.6.003. This one comes with an improved UI and speed enhancements. Users that are taking advantage of the Facebook Messenger app can now go straight to the Google Play Store and get the new app.

Its main improvements include the fact that one can now easily start group conversations, from the button in the top-right corner. After tapping on the button, one can simply select “New Group Conversation” and start the group chat.

Other than that, the improvements are all in performance. And I can honestly say that I do notice a slight improvement in speed and performance. Which will further boost the popularity of said app. Now that Facebook has replaced other messaging clients like AIM and MSN messenger, it is good to see Facebook trying to improve its own client.

This leaves users wondering when Facebook will update its official app, though. While it received a major overhaul last December. Said update included some major improvements, but many users still complain about it. It simply does not seem as snappy as it should be, and it needs some Android 4.0 optimization.

In the meanwhile, though, you can go and enjoy the improved Facebook Messenger. Simply go to the Google Play Store and get your update.

[Via: The Verge]

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  • toomuchgame441

    The app has always worked fine for me. The officials Facebook app works great for me on my Evo 3D, it can stand to load a bit faster but Im happy about the push notifications.

  • http://n.a brad

    Have yet to see this update since I saw this post on my EVO 3d !?

  • Jonbo298

    Push notifications are still sparse on my Bionic. Before the update it would at least go off at times. Now since the update, it’s not working again. I’ve done the usual check the settings, rebooted, reinstall, etc… and it still doesn’t work.

    I wish I could understand how it’s so difficult for one feature to work. I can’t use this as a replacement for any chat program so long as notifications are basically a failure.


    what’s facebook?

  • http://www.mark717.com Mark Seven

    The official FB app sucks and I’m not too sure about the Messenger update.  Sometimes my phone vibrates like I got a message while I’m using my phone for no reason now.