Facebook finally began officially addressing concerns about the permissions and privacy settings in its Messenger applications, with some mobile users seeing posts atop their News Feeds titled, “Messenger: Myths vs. Facts,” containing a “Learn More” button that brings users to a post by Peter Martinazzi, a product manager on the Messenger team.
The new features Facebook rolled out in the newest version of its Messenger application for iOS earlier this week have now been added to its Android counterpart.
Facebook released version 5.0 of its Messenger application for iOS with a focus on making it easier to access the app’s features, and the major additions were the ability to send videos and play them within Messenger, and instant sharing of photos.
The big changes Facebook recently introduced, such as its revamped News Feed and redesigned Timeline, are aimed at users’ eyes, but Dubbler, a new, free application for iOS and Android, is aimed at their ears.
Facebook is integrating voice messaging more and more on its mobile applications. After offering it on both Android and iOS versions of its Messenger app, the social network installed it on the newest update of the Android native app. However, it’s only available for private messages. A new app, GroupVox, brings voice messaging to Facebook groups and events.
Facebook has been constantly tweaking its mobile applications, but the newest change may be one of the biggest additions — voice messaging. The social network released updates to its stand-alone Messenger apps for iOS and Android Thursday that include the ability to send voice messages. Facebook also announced that it is testing voice over internet protocol (VoIP) within the iOS version of Messenger — but only for Canadian users.