Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone now syncs phone contacts and more

Facebook Messenger crossed 500 million user mark  last week.  Today, the app for Windows Phone has received a major update with bunch of new features.

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The version of the Facebook Messenger app now adds the ability to message people who are not in your Facebook friends list. You will simply need to tap “People” tab in the app and all your phone contacts will get synced. In addition, the update allows users to use it for texting by simply entering the number of the recipient.

Doodle and text support that was already present on Android and iPhone is now coming to Windows Phone as well. Finally, the app gets few improvements and bug fixes that makes the app faster.

Here is the official changelog –

Improvements to make the app faster
Now you can message people even if you’re not Facebook friends
—Tap People to sync your phone contacts
—Enter anyone’s phone number to start texting them from the app
Add colorful drawings and text to photos from your camera roll before you send them

You can download the Facebook Messenger app from Windows Phone Store.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+