Facebook Messenger for iOS gets instant video message, coming to Android soon
Facebook is adding more power to Messenger with updates and features. Today, the social network has rolled out instant video messaging feature that will enable users to send 15 second videos within the app. Currently, the video messaging feature has launched to the Facebook Messenger’s iOS app and it will soon land on Android as well.
Users will to have to tap and hold in order to send videos similar to Snapchat and Vine. Prior to this update, users could only send in-app pictures and pre-recorded videos stored in the iOS Camera Roll. The update also includes the ability to tap and hold the “thumbs up” button to send a bigger “like.”
Instant video messaging comes to Messenger only few days after Facebook accidentally launched Snapchat rival Slingshot app that enables users to send disappearing photo and video messages. Also earlier in April, Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android received better photo sharing from within the app itself. It also got free voice calling on both of these platforms in March.
You can update the Facebook Messenger iOS app from the Apple iTunes Store here