Facebook Messenger

The all-new design and features can now be used by everyone

The latest update to Facebook Messenger, which was first announced about two weeks ago, is now rolling out to all users. Previously only available to a limited number (presumably to catch bugs), the new version with an all-new design and features will be available for everyone to download.

Along with a new white and light blue design (that frankly looks iOS 7-inspired) and faster performance, along with new chat features like the ability to message someone with just their phone number, the latest update is worth a look. It now stands in pretty high contrast to the stand-alone Facebook app, which can be kind of jarring, but the Messenger experience is now much improved.

Grab an update to the latest version at the Play Store link above.

Via: Facebook

 
There are 58 comments

bjacks12 says:

Good job guys, I fell for it. I re-enabled auto update and it immediately 'updated' me back to the old version.

anthonok says:

I got into with people on Google+ that tried to argue that it doesn't look like ios7. It bothers me how many people love this new look on android but when iOS was announced the whole android camp(and some iOS users) did nothing but talk crap.

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ScottJ says:

It's the IOS7 candy color scheme that drew the most ire. This doesn't share that scheme.

anthonok says:

But this shares the ultra bright colors of the stock messaging app on ios7.

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rawmustard says:

It's still a staged rollout, as it wasn't yet available when I checked the Play Store just now.

I think updates just take a while to appear on the Play Store for everyone, sort of like DNs propagation. Even if the developers release a universal update.

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TazStazs says:

Never on my phone or pad.. the most hacked site in history. It is like giving all your credit cards and SS card .. LOL

briankurtz79 says:

You're right. 1 billion peoples lives are ruined by this app evvvveryday!!!! ........

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"Not on my watch."

573W1E says:

Now all it needs is a better optimized tablet application....

zero3187 says:

This

Howard Sylve says:

I thought they were getting rid of SMS support?

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KoukiFC3S says:

It's gone.

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chris4404 says:

I loved having SMS integrated, why did they remove it?

1ll1TERAT3 says:

I've had it for a while! I really like it!

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matthwo8 says:

Guess I'll give this a go since I'm still waiting on the hangouts update.

Uhmm if I read this correctly this apps make your mobile # public during initial set up if you very your mobile # is this correct ...

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rkcmd says:

Not really. People will only be able to add you on messenger if they already have your number in their contacts list.

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bigtnew says:

I'm not seeing SMS. Am I doing it wrong?

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XavierMatt says:

I heard they got rid of it.

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OviMicula says:

It looks alright.

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decypher44 says:

Looks nice!

And for some reason, Hangouts 2.0 isn't showing up for me yet. So, I can't really compare the two yet

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Xxw0lfxX says:

Same here. I really don't want to sideload the hangouts apk but I'm ready for it to update.

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TekNiKal says:

The update never showed up for me either. I side loaded the Hangouts app. Your phone will virus check it before you install it. It's safe. The Hangouts app is cool. I can provide you with a link or you can just search for it.

Xxw0lfxX says:

I have to say, although I like the new update, I can't stand how bright it is! I think the need to now include some themes with a "dark" option.

Just my 2 cents

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Sean Burns1 says:

I was one of the chosen ones to try it out before it was released to all. Love the change much fresher and modern looking.

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simccarthy says:

Im a bit confused...can i use this new updated app for sms as well as Facebook chat?

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bigtnew says:

I am trying to figure that out as well. I have the new update but don't see the option anywhere.

simccarthy says:

Don't think its possible, just got misled by the app description. Would be great though cos I love the messaging interface even if it is a copy of ios.

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bigtnew says:

+1 Back to hangouts I go. That I had to sideload on my one because I get no love from google.

kevfish says:

i would like to know where the hell is the logout button?

XavierMatt says:

Lol and why do they all hide it. That kills me.

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rkcmd says:

Delete all app data from the application manager... Hahaha.

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VAVA Mk2 says:

It's so ugly!

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ichuck7 says:

Why oh why did they get rid of sms? Now I don't really need to use it anymore. It was one of my favorite apps for having the sms support.

MarkSeven says:

The user reviews on Google Play are very bad. Apparently alot of ppl are pissed about the iOS inspired look and the elimination of sms capabilities. Even tho I didn't use it for sms I think I'll pass on this for now..

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Jron954 says:

The removal of SMS brothers me more than the design

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Waddup andrew? Back on n4 from n5?!

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gregmcph says:

I know my wife has replaced her default SMS app with this.
SMS and Facebook are her two main messenger systems.

She is going to be confused, and then very annoyed, by this.

Does it really take 3 to 4 weeks as said by the playstore to deliver the n5?

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Does it really take 3 to 4 weeks as said by the playstore to deliver the n5?

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floriyann says:

We all are on android to avoid those iOS skin and stuff, and now facebook is messing up everithing now! Geez just give a beautiful Holo design!!!

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jebbitt says:

I actually dumped my iPhone and switched to Nexus to get away from the ugly ios 7 look. If that blinding white crap follows me to Android, I'm going to be pissed.

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cory107 says:

The app is ok. Buy it makes a ton of noise. Many different beeps and bops, and they are all Facebook sounds so they will be different than your notification/sms tones. Kind of annoying actually.

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macdonx says:

Looks good. I wish they'd incorporate SMS into the app as well. =) Wishful thinking, I know.

No option to log out.

RESPECT THE TECHNOLOGY

mathiasjk says:

Here's to an improved Facebook app too.

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mathiasjk says:

Here's to an improved Facebook app too.

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Andyvalver says:

It pretty much is ios7 looking.

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afgzee says:

I hate it. I hope they don't update the android version of Facebook to the same one that's on iOS.

robsawalker says:

Nice one Facebook, now I can no longer receive sms messages on messenger meaning I have to go back to using two apps again. What a load of toss....

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blckz28 says:

SMS support gone? Ignore.

es3045 says:

Bring back sms!

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alche says:

Am I the only one that thinks it's idiotic to highlight what I say and leave all the messages I'm receiving in grey, I care more about what is being said to me, I already know what I said

Looking nice but make me confused where the log out button??please fix it tks

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The only way i found how to log out from messenger is to clear the data in messenger through manage applications in settings . hope they add a log out button in later versions.

How in the hell do I log out? I have to uninstall the app and then reinstall it. It's really annoying.

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