Well yes! Yet another nifty move from Zuck! This time around, the guys at Palo Alto have come up with a devoted messaging application for iPhone which might be the consequence of their most recent companionship with Skype since the birth of Google+ and the chat amalgamation that came along, as well as evidently, their acquisition deal with Belunga at the beginning of this week. But yes, here you go with Facebook Messenger! So what is that feature that makes this app stand out and in fact the reason for which people will download it? The answer is group messaging (don't tell me it already smells like iMessage)! But opposite to what you're thinking, Facebook is actually afraid of Google+. If you're an iPhone owner, you might just be itching to download the app, so here's the official iTunes App Store link for download and yes, as accustomed, the app is free.

Now we come to a rather quick review. Here's the first look. We've got these screenshots up in haste, in order to ease you with a preview before you actually go on to download the app.

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To be honest, the Facebook Messenger app is nothing but a prolonging wing of the Messages utility on Facebook, which means that all your texts, Facebook emails, convos, chats and messages have now been moved to one focused walled arena. Ultimately, this app is letting you divide your Facebook activity into two. For chatting/messaging/texting etc, you log onto this app; for seeing what content your friends are sharing on Facebook, you log on to the conventional Facebook for iPhoneapp. Not to forget, Facebook's been changing a lot of things lately, in its client side mobile apps. The disappearance of the flashy "via iPhone" line under your status update is one such example. The Facebook Messenger also lets you a way in to your complete conversations history. Customary to the normal Facebook messages of modern times, photo attachments in the messages are also supported in this app.

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Now we come to the main feature - group messaging, thrown in competition to Google+'s huddle, the Facebook Messenger for iPhone allows you to send collective messages (to more than one recipient at one time), hence, scheduling a meet-out or a hangout plan is very convenient now. Though it's weird why exactly did Facebook put in this feature or why they implemented it in such a useless way, there's this feature to share your current location with the people you are chatting, and in return, you'll be able to see their location, powered by Google Maps (oh wait, wasn't Facebook in partnership with Bing everwhere? Haha.)!

Look at the screenshots below to get a hang of what the app might look like.

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