Facebook today released an updated Facebook Messenger app that has been redesigned for iOS 7 with a simpler interface and a cleaner look for easier navigation.

The update also includes messaging via phone number, allowing users to send messages to people outside of Facebook, and there is a new icon that indicates which friends are logged into the app.

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What's New:
A completely new design, updated for iOS 7.

Find more people to message: Now you can text your phone contacts even if you’re not Facebook friends. And it’s easy to add new contacts–just enter a phone number.

Facebook Messenger is a free app that can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

curmudgeon32 Avatar
113 months ago
First thing it does is try to get at your contacts. Nice try, Facebook.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sharbeen Avatar
113 months ago
I have to say this iOS 7 has made other apps look really good. One was the tweetbot, then few other apps and now this! looks sleek and nice. :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gotoma Avatar
112 months ago
The facebook app was also updated and it now opens Messenger instead of showing you ugly chat heads.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swarmster Avatar
112 months ago
In before privacy-paranoids, oh I'm late.

I'm not sure that opting not to hand your phone number and all your contacts over to a marketing firm counts as paranoia.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mattdo93 Avatar
113 months ago
FINALLY! Been waiting for FB Messenger iOS 7 update since iOS 7 came out. I'm liking it so far, and I really like how the main Facebook app takes you to the Messenger app now! :cool:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
makingdots Avatar
113 months ago
In before privacy-paranoids, oh I'm late.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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