Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Joe Belfiore at the MWC 2014 promised that Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone will be coming ‘within weeks’ and now it looks like he’s delivering on that promise. The Redmond-based company has announced that Facebook Messenger is now available for Windows Phone.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has recently killed the Messenger app for Windows, and the app has stopped working from March 3rd. The social network didn’t give much of an explanation as to why it is shutting down Facebook Messenger for Windows, but from what it looks like, the company has shifted its focus towards the Windows Phone platform, instead of the Windows OS.
Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone
Facebook in a tweet said that “Messenger for Windows Phone is now available for download”
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Messenger for Windows Phone is now available for download, try it here: http://t.co/O2OrBWiBgt
— Facebook (@facebook) March 5, 2014
Just like the Android and iOS platforms, this app for Windows Phone too comes with all the usual features such as: send photos privately, have group conversations, share your location with others, stickers and more.
Windows Phone blog notes “With Facebook Messenger, you will be able to see who’s online for a private or group chat, send a private message, and bring messages to life with pictures and stickers. You can also share your location so people can know if you are nearby. All your Facebook friends are automatically added to the People Tab for you to get started sending messages but you can also import new contacts too.”
It is worth noting that the app is only supported on Windows Phone 8, and won’t be available for older devices.
Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8 can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store and is available for free.