The update brings animated stickers and QR contacts, in addition to Dark Mode support on the desktop/web and the ability to conduct fullscreen group calls.
You will be able to add new contacts quickly by scanning their QR codes, without having to add them to your phone's default contact-management app beforehand.
The Information explains why Facebook pulled back last year from plans to introduce advertising to WhatsApp, the popular messaging app it acquired in 2014.
Messenger Kids from Facebook is expanding significantly — the software is now available in more than an additional 70 countries around the world.
The messaging platform is attempting to slow down the dissemination of disinformation regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19 and other fake news.
Following its initial launch in France a month ago, Facebook Messenger continues its staggered rollout with immediate availability of the Mac app on the App Store in the US.
The Discover tab is no longer found on the main screen of the mobile Messenger app as its parent company Facebook decides to spotlight stories and content from your friends.