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| March 7, 2013
Facebook Messenger Delivers New Features For Group Conversations
While Path has just now received an update that adds private messaging, Facebook's dedicated messaging app for iOS has received a notable update of its own. The latest update to Facebook Messenger for iOS is actually focused on group conversations. One of the improvements brought by the update is the option to name a group conversation. When you open a group conversation for the first time post-update, you will see a field at the top of the conversation prompting you to, well, "Name this conversation." Alternatively, you can tap the "i" icon above the conversation to name it from the group info screen. [caption id="attachment_389789" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Facebook Messenger[/caption] Another improvement is the ability to see your group conversations in the sidebar by swiping to the left from the conversation list. In the sidebar, you can now also search for group conversations by entering their name or the name of a friend included in them. Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later (and sporting a beta app icon, for some reason), the new version of Facebook Messenger is available now for free. Last January, the app gained support for free voice calling in the U.S. as well as Canada, which was also added to the main Facebook iOS app in February. Additionally, Facebook is also set to provide free or discounted data access through Facebook Messenger for iOS, along with Facebook Messenger for Android and the Java-enabled Facebook for Every Phone app. The promotion will be available “in the coming months” from more than 18 mobile carriers in 14 countries around the world. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]