Facebook Messenger Updated to Version 1.5 – Shows Online Friends, Typing Indicator and More

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Facebook has updated their Messenger app for iPhone and iPod Touch with support for iOS 5 and turned it into more of a chat/messaging app hybrid. It was initially just a simple messaging app but has now gained status indicators to show which contacts are online and which are on mobile. During a conversation, typing indicator is also shown making it essentially a stand alone Facebook chat app as well as a quick way to access your inbox.

Facebook Messenger for iPhone

While composing new messages, friends you contact frequently are shown at the top before rest of the online contacts list making it easier to stay in touch with whom it really matters.

Here’s the complete change log of Facebook Messenger app version 1.5:

• Support for iOS 5
• Ability to see who’s online and who’s mobile
• Ability to see when the other person is typing
• A faster way to compose new messages to the people you message most
• Various performance improvements
• Support for 12 additional languages

Facebook Messenger

Weirdly, Facebook Messenger’s website still shows it as coming soon even though it’s available since some time now for both iOS and Android. Let’s see when they’ll add on video chat to this app.

Facebook Messenger app can be download from iTunes/App Store from here.