Facebook Messenger has just made the move to version 5.0 with a number of new features and improvements.

First up, a slightly revamped interface promises to make sending photos, voice messages, and more easier.

Users can now also send videos to their friends directly from the Camera Roll. Videos play directly in the app.

With the instant photo sharing feature, taking a photo and sending it can be accomplished in just a single tap.

Also, when you receive a sticker, press and hold it to download the entire pack to your iOS device.

Finally, with the improved search feature, entering the names of people and groups will help find them quickly.

Designed for the iPhone/iPod touch, Facebook Messenger can be downloaded now in the App Store for free.

In early April, news broke that Facebook will soon be forcing chatty users to download Messenger to message their friends on the social networking service. The chat functionality will eventually be removed from the main iOS app.

The last major update, version 4.0, landed a little more than a month ago. That brought message forwarding and easy group creation.

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