Facebook Messenger has today been updated to version 38.0 and now works with Apple Watch.
According to the description, Facebook Messenger lets you send voice clips, likes, stickers and more. Short interactions like these work just fine on the Watch. I will find myself sending these quick responses more often now, since it´s effortless and easier compared to digging out my phone. The app felt a bit slow, but I’ll definitely keep it for now and see how it performs in day-to-day use. Responding with a sticker or quick voice clip is better than nothing.
Your Messenger contacts and conversations will now appear directly in iPhone’s search results. Moreover, the Facebook Messenger for iOS now supports the iPad’s multitasking features in iOS 9, so you can keep chatting while watching youtube or browsing on the internet.
The latest version of Messenger is now available in the iTunes Store.
iTunes Store says:
Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).
Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.
Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.
Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.
Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.)
Even more ways to message:
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Preview your camera roll photos and videos without leaving the conversation–then choose the perfect ones to send.
Record voice messages when you have more to say.
Know when people have seen your messages.
Forward messages or photos to people who weren’t in the conversation.
Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
Turn on location to let people know when you’re nearby.
See who’s available on Messenger and who’s active on Facebook.
Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.