Facebook has now made it’s Messenger App available for Windows 10 Mobile, ported using one of the Microsoft Bridge Tool, IslandWood. This tool can port apps on iOS to Windows 10 Mobile with the least effort giving companies a huge advantage of getting their apps on the platform without much development cost.
For a consumer, this also means that the app includes all the latest feature becomes available in the iOS App. It will be delayed a little, but then we are talking in terms of days and not months. The app now supports push notifications, GIF support, and so on. Here is the list of features you can expect:
Here is the full feature list:
- Get notifications, so you never miss a message.
- See when you have messages waiting for you with a live tile.
- Send photos, videos, GIFs, and more
- Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
- Know when people have seen your messages
- Create groups for the people you message most—name them and set group photos
- Forward messages or photos to people who weren’t in the conversation
- Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them
That said, there is one thing that will haunt you for now. The apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, etc., are increasing in size with every update as it fails to remove the old version, and there is an issue with storage management. As reproved by Abhinav a few days ago, this is a terrible problem to have. The apps cant be moved to a MicroSD card as well, which is another nuisance.