Microsoft recently promised that Facebook Messenger would available on Windows Phone soon, and the dedicated app is now available in the Store.
Facebook’s Messenger app that lets you send messages to your friends for free, Facebook Messenger, is now available for the Windows Phone platform.
Just like its iOS and Android counterparts, Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone lets you send stickers and photos as well as share your location in your messages, and group messaging is also supported. Not all features are there yet, though; for example, voice messaging is not supported in this release.
While it has taken some time to launch on Windows Phone compared to iOS and Android, the dedicated Facebook Messenger arrives just ahead of a key Windows Phone 8.1 update.
Some of these features are already built into the Windows Phone platform, but with this release, Microsoft will replace that functionality with the Facebook Messenger app. We’re likely to see those changes in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, which should be arriving in April 2014.