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Facebook Messenger v9 adds Android Wear support

The latest version of Facebook Messenger introduces support for Android Wear, making it easy to reply to messages with voice and more.
August 6, 2014
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Another day, another major app adds Android Wear support. Despite the platform being quite young, we are seeing quite a few apps throw in support for AW devices. The other day WhatsApp introduced support through its latest beta build, and now Facebook Messenger has introduced support for the watch platform as well.

According to Facebook’s Ian Lake, Facebook Messenger v9 makes it possible to respond directly to messages on Android Wear devices using your voice. You’ll also be able to send a “like” thumbs up reply and mute notifications on your phone or Android Wear device. Android Wear support is certainly a welcome addition to the Messenger app, and a good way of making the Messenger app stand out on its own. This move comes right after Facebook officially removed its messaging features from its core Facebook app.

Aside from the new Android Wear features, the app update doesn’t seem to bring much else to the table, though the official change-log mentions “improvements to make the app faster and more reliable”. To grab the update, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.