Facebook launches Messenger on the Apple Watch

by October 12, 2015 0 comments

After giving a small trailer at the Hey Siri Apple Watch event in September, Facebook has finally launched the watch version of its Messenger app.

Facebook, the social network giant has rolled out the update and it now adds support for iOS 9 features, including universal search and multitasking for iPads.

The watch version of the messaging app in designed keeping in mind Watch OS2, the latest version of Apple’s software for the Apple Watch and delivers Messenger’s functionality into it.

Messenger app that allows users to send text messages, audio messages, and share their location. You can’t type out full responses to messages but you can choose from a list of canned answers, send your location, “like,” post stickers or record a voice message with the watch’s built-in microphone. On the receiving side, you can also check out photos, videos and voice messages.

Though the app supports Facebook’s stickers, animated stickers and animated GIFs will only appear as static images on the watch app.

The Messenger currently holds more than 700 million monthly users globally and could turn the Apple Watch into a more serious communication device, giving users hands-free chat with friends rather than something you just look at.

For Android users, Messenger is also compatible with Android Wear. The Android Wear app and also allows you to record and send voice messages and send “likes” from your wrist.

 

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