Facebook Messenger is an Instant Messaging service under the Facebook umbrella, alongside WhatsApp and others.
The app was launched in 2011, and its success made facebook release a dedicated website in 2014.
The app connects to the Facebook databases and replaces the in-app messaging service.
It allows users to send texts, images, videos, emojis, makes voice and video calls, share locations, and more.
A recent update even allows users to send money with Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Bots are a relatively recent concept, and they drastically improved the way you can shop on the platform.
Also, the service integrates weather news and ride-sharing connectivity to quickly order a ride from Uber or Lyft without having to leave Messenger.
However, Facebook Messenger (or just Messenger) is an app like any other – it requires updates from time to time.
Facebook takes good care of Messenger, and it adds new features now and then. Also, the company makes sure that the app runs smoothly at all times. The app has reached version 218.104.22.168.120.
Though it might not be immediately noticeable, the new update improves the app. It does not add new content or features, but instead, it makes the experience more stable.
Here’s what the developer said about the new update:
“We update the app regularly so that we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available Messenger features. This version includes several bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for using Messenger!”
Ensure that you get the update from a legitimate source like Google Play or other trustworthy app markets.
If you don’t manage to do so, you put your smartphone or tablet at risk of getting malware or contacting hacked software that might put your data and identity at risk.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.