Today Facebook is rolling out a new update to its Messenger app, bumping the version number from 4.0 all the way to 5.0. With such a jump forward you’d probably expect some pretty big changes here, and you’d be right.

While the overall look of the app stays the same in the latest update, don’t let this fool you, there’s plenty new. For one thing, it’s not easier to send video and photos within messages. Basically there’s a new row of icons at the bottom of the device screen that let’s you do things like insert a sticker, a voice message, upload photos and even lets you insert and directly watch videos from within Messenger. You can also now take a camera shot directly from within the app.

While some of this isn’t new, it’s all much easier to use than ever before. If you are a regular Facebook Messenger user, you’re going to find these changes to be welcome ones — though not exactly ground-breaking in nature. Is this enough to lure new users? Probably not.

To grab the latest version of Facebook Messenger for yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google now.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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