Facebook Messenger finally comes to iPad

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Yesterday afternoon without much fanfare Facebook snuck out an update to its Facebook Messenger app, which finally brings the chat client to iPad.

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The Messenger client, which has proved controversial, has been available on iPhone for some time now – in fact, recently Facebook started insisting that it be used for messaging instead of the Facebook app proper. Presumably now it is only a matter of time until the same applies to iPad – though at the time of writing messaging still works fine in the iPad Facebook.

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The app contains all of the features you might expect – including a wide selection of emoticons and even the ability to send and receive video. If you live in a country where Facebook are providing free calls, you can make those through the app too.

James O’Malley