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Facebook has begun testing a new Messenger app on Android. The details for the test group are on the lighter side, however the folks at Facebook have offered some explanation as to the new features. Basically, this update means a new look and feel as well as easier and greater access to your friends -- even if you aren't friends with them on Facebook.
Facebook had a pretty busy few weeks releasing Facebook Home, the HTC First phone, and of course their new Messenger application with tons of new features. The only thing we really liked from Facebook's new arsenal was their unified messenger system called Chat Heads. Little bobble heads on the edges of the display for seamless communication. Soon we'll be getting that, without Facebook.
Facebook had said they would have Chat Heads and stickers available for everyone over the next few weeks. Those stickers were later found to be hidden and available for those willing (or able) to tap a tiny little spot next to the plus button. As of today though, Facebook has once again updated the Android Messenger app and this time they have added the sticker support.
Facebook Messenger app was recently updated in the Google Play Store. That update arrived last week and brought support for a new feature called Chat Heads. As it turns out, that update also contained another new feature. That other new feature is still hidden for Android users, however it is one that will be familiar for those using the regular Facebook app on an iOS device -- stickers.
Facebook have been pretty busy. With things like Facebook Home, chat heads, the HTC first "Facebook Phone" and now this. Today it looks like Facebook is rolling out voice calling for those in the U.S. using their messenger application. The feature is called VoIP (voice over IP) and will work with your data connection, or using Wifi for free calls.
HTC First, the Facebook Home phone went on sale with AT&T this morning. We are also expecting the Facebook Home launcher to appear for download in the Google Play Store today. And while we wait for that to come available, it looks like Facebook has been busy updating some other apps. In this case, they have recently updated the regular Facebook app and also the Messenger app.
Facebook Phone for Android will be revealed on April 4th. More accurately 'Facebook Home' will be released, and is coming to take over your device. That is what we're expecting to be the star of the show on April 4th at the event. We don't need another fork in the Android OS, and instead Facebook's just going to wrap it in their social network web. Read on for what to expect.
Facebook has revealed a few new features to their growing social network as of late, but today we're hearing about one of the biggest ones yet. Earlier this month they announced voice messaging for their Android and iOS Messenger app, and were even testing actual VoIP (voice calling) for iOS. Today they've officially rolled out free WiFi calling for all iOS users. Sadly it looks like Facebook decided not to include Android -- at least for now.