Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone updated with performance improvements and new features

An update to Messenger for Windows Phone is rolling out today bringing performance improvements and new features. You will see better performance in a few areas. In the background, Messenger is doing more caching of images (like stickers) for better data consumption. Taking and sharing a photo is much quicker: you can take and send a photo with just one tap. You don’t have to leave the app to take a photo with a separate camera app. There is a brand new photo gallery feature built into Messenger that gives you quick access to photos on your phone without leaving the app!

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You will also see a new groups tab where you can manage and create groups with your closest friends, family or work colleagues and have group conversations. You can pin these groups to your Start screen as well for quick access.

If you don’t have Facebook Messenger installed, you can download it here free from the Windows Phone Store.