Facebook, according to numerous reports, has been busy building universal Windows 10 apps for Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. This news was confirmed by Microsoft during Microsoft’s Surface event back in October 2015. Today we have a clearer picture of how the Messenger app will be coming up.
WindowsBlogItalia today shared a video as well as a handful of screenshots which seem to be showcasing the upcoming Messenger app for Windows 10. The app’s user interface is fairly straightforward. It looks just like Messenger on desktop and well, the feature set also seems to be the same.
The video is in Italian but a run through of the app can surely be understood in any language.
With that said, we can surely expect the app to run much faster than its desktop counterpart and allow users to send and receive messages, voice or video calls without a hitch. Here’s what you can expect (at least for now) from the new app:
- Get notifications so you never miss a message
- See when you have messages waiting for you with a live tile
- Send photos, videos, GIFs and more
- Bring your conversations to life with stickers
- Know when people have seen your messages
- Create groups for the people you message most—name them and set group photos
- Forward messages or photos to people who weren’t in the conversation
- Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them
The app is expected to be initially released in 3 languages– English, Spanish and Italian, with more languages added with future updates.
According to Facebook, the universal app is still under testing to a small percentage of people in a few countries and it will be a while until it actually hits the market.