The voice-messaging feature that was added to the Facebook Messenger applications for iOS and Android is now part of the flagship Facebook app for iOS following an update Monday, along with the ability to record voice and video directly within the app, and an improved version of the nearby tab.
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 released an update to its Facebook for Android application Friday, with two features not yet seen on the native iOS app. On Android, Facebook is now allowing users to share links outside of their own timelines — a feature unique to Android devices. Facebook also added voice messaging, which previously was only on Messenger. Photos should load faster, as well.
Give to Facebook, or Facebook will not give to you. That was the message the social network sent by pulling access to its find friends data from voice-messaging startup Voxer, calling the application a competing social network.