Update for Facebook Messenger on Windows Phone 8.1 adds text message and drawing on photos support


Facebook Messenger app on Windows Phone has picked up an update which adds a couple of useful features. The app now loads faster than ever, you can message people who are not your friends, you can send text messages to people from within the app and add drawings or text to photos before sending them.


The update bumps the version of Messenger to 9.0.0 and has the following change log:

  • App is faster due to improvements
  • Ability to message people who aren’t friends with you on Facebook
  • Improved syncing by tapping ‘people’
  • Ability to text people by entering their phone number
  • Ability to add colorful drawings and text to photos before sending them

The update for Facebook Messenger is now available for download from Store and will be installed automatically. Otherwise, you may manually install the update by following the instructions in this article.

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Ahmad Wahid

Being a University student of computer, has developed keen interest in technology and like to test out the new gadgets. His interests include Social Networking as well.