Facebook Messenger for Android has been updated today, placing video and picture communication at the center of it all. Android Facebook Messenger users can now send and receive videos, share pictures without leaving the app, send and receive voice messages and a whole lot more. A similar update rolled out last Monday for iOS users.
Here’s a look at the new features in Facebook Messenger 5.0 for Android:
- More ways to message: Now it’s easier to send photos, voice messages and more
- Video: Send videos from your gallery and play them right in the app. (Works on Android 4.3 and up. We’ll continue to improve video and bring it to more phones.)
- Instant photo sharing: Take a photo and send it in just one tap.
- Stickers shortcuts: When someone sends you a sticker, press and hold down on it to get the pack.
- Faster search: Just enter the names of people and groups