Facebook Messenger, Messaging apps, Iphone apps

In the middle of last month, Facebook released a newly redesigned app that was purposefully targeted at the calling and messaging app market as the social networking giant fights to maintain dominance against heavyhitters like WhatsApp Messenger, Viber, and LINE.

Tap on a Facebook’s profile picture to view their Timeline or call them

A new update issued for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices (version 3.1) implements a few changes, including the ability to tap on a contact’s Facebook profile picture in any conversation to view their Facebook Timeline or place a free VoIP call to them. This makes it a little easier to stay in contact with your social circle without having to jump through a lot of hoops.

Additionally, bug fixes have been rolled out, including improved translations for Japanese language. Other bug fixes aside from this were not specified by the social network.

Facebook Messenger’s latest version can be downloaded via the iTunes App Store via your device or by simply scanning the QR code located here.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.