Wednesday , September 28 2016

Facebook updates its Messenger service for Android – lets users pin chats right to their home screen

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Facebook has unleashed an update to its Messenger service for Android users which allow users to ‘pin’ their chats right to their home screen.

The update, bringing the app to version 4.0, brings it into line with the recent iOS update pushed out to those users last week. The new Messenger app brings one of biggest new features, enabling users to create groups of their friends and then pin these gatherings to a dedicated Groups tab, making it easier to chat altogether without having multiple chat screens open.

However, unlike our iOS counterparts, Android users can now also add a shortcut to any group or conversation directly from their Android home screen, enabling users the ability to open up a floating chat head with a single tap, without the need to open and navigate through the app.

The update is pushing its way out to Android devices, however if you want to grab the update now instead of waiting, you can head over to the Play Store to download the update immediately.

Do you currently use the Facebook Messenger app? Will this new feature and update make it easier for you to use? What would you like to see Facebook bring to its messenger services in future updates? We would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

 
Source: Engdaget, and Google Play.

About Alex Dennis

Alex started his Android journey with his first ever Android based phone, the Sony Xperia X10 Mini and he hasn't looked back.

Sure yes he was a fanboy for another technology company *cough* Apple *cough* but he has seen the error of his ways and is now very much an Android and Chrome related fanboy!

By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

Other various interests Alex has include, Accessible transport for people with disabilities along with LGBTIQ and Health related fields and interests for again for people with disabilities.

  • I thought Android FB Messenger already had chat heads? Or is this something different