Users log in with their Facebook credentials and the site automatically imports their contacts and current chats. No other Facebook buttons, including links to the News Feed, are visible, but settings (pictured) can be managed using the gear icon in the top left-hand corner is the latest addition to the much-maligned service.
At its F8 conference in San Francisco last month, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) announced it was turning Messenger application into a platform for 'e-commerce, video and more' in a bid to shake up online communication During the event, Facebook executives introduced more than 25 products and tools to help developers 'build, grow, and monetise' applications.
Messenger was also upgraded to let users share photos, audio and videos and make calls (left).
One of these Messenger upgrades was designed to connect customers with companies (example pictured), called Messenger Business.
The first video sex chat service to use Face Time on the i Phone 4 has just launched.
The service — i P4— claims to offer “the hottest Video Chat models from the sexy girl next door to Penthouse’s finest.”Interactive video sex chat is nothing new, but Face Time offers portability and convenience. It’s also somewhat more discreet that a 27-inch i Mac screen.
If you're messaging with someone and realize that words just aren't enough, you can simply choose the video icon in the top right corner of the screen and start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation.
'Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends and the people you care about, via Messenger,' wrote Stan Chudnovsky, Head of Product for Messenger and Param Reddy, Engineering Manager.
At Facebook's annual developer conference in March, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerburg said the social network would introduce myriad features within Messenger.
For example, users can also send money to friends within the app. This is the latest feature released for Messenger, following the ability to send money to friends, the launch of Messenger Platform and the introduction of Businesses on Messenger, which Facebook says is coming soon.
Facebook also unveiled a platform that enables developers to easily create apps that function within Messenger.'Adding (video calling) to Messenger instead of the main Facebook app maybe ties in to Messenger's mission where it's a real core person-to-person app,' said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner Inc, a U. Video calling in Messenger is launching today for people on i OS and Android in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay.
Facebook has launched (pictured) - a standalone site that lets people chat to their Facebook contacts, start group conversations and send photos in the same way they can on the app.