Facebook Messenger launches on iPad


After months of waiting, Facebook’s dedicated messaging app, Facebook Messenger, is finally available on iPad.

Up until now, the popular chatting app was only available on the iPhone. Facebook pushed out an update on Thursday, however, that includes full native iPad support.

Prior to the native support, the only way users could use the Facebook Messenger was via an enlarged version of the iPhone app, which just looked awful.

Messenger allows Facebook users to contact their Facebook friends for free, basically working around the need for a text message. The newest update also includes the ability to save videos from within the app directly to your phone’s camera roll.

Facebook’s Messenger app is the spawn of the acquisition of the Beluga messenger back in 2011. Messenger became the first standalone app released by Facebook aside of its official mobile app.

Sound off FanSiders! What do you think of Facebook Messenger finally coming to iPad? Has the app replaced text messaging for you on your phone? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: Any time a native update can come to a popular app, it has to be viewed as a popular release. Messenger is a reliable and useful chat app that appears to be sticking around for a while, even after Facebook purchased messaging service WhatsApp earlier this year.

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