Facebook Messenger updated with Stickers, swipe-to-delete

By , May 6, 2013

Facebook Messenger 2.4 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Facebook Messenger 2.4 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

The social networking giant Facebook today issued an update to its standalone Messenger app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Facebook Messenger version 2.4, available now, has brought out the popular Stickers feature that was rolled out nearly a month ago in the major Facebook iOS client update. And if Stickers are getting on your nerves, perhaps the reappearance of the swipe-to-delete functionality is just what you needed all along? I’ve included a few more tidbits right below…

The new Messenger app lets you delete conversations from your inbox just by swiping – thank you, Gods of Facebook, for that!

Facebook showed off Stickers alongside Chat Heads at its Home media event on April 4, 2013. As you can see in the screenies top of post, to add Stickers to your messages, just tap the smiley icon in the text entry field.

Some Stickers are free and others – you guessed right – are purchasable in the in-built Sticker Store revealed upon tapping the basket icon.

Here is your changelog for Facebook Messenger version 2.4.

Bring your messages to life with stickers:
– Just tap the smiley to add a playful kitten or another cute critter
– Send any sticker with one tap
– For more sticker options, tap the basket

Other new features include:
– Delete conversations from your inbox just by swiping (back by popular request)
– Bug fixes

You can download the Facebook Messenger application free from the App Store. The 18.2MB download works natively on the iPhone and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

The Stickers feature is on a staggered rollout that Facebook said should be done “over the next few weeks.” Oh, and if Stickers aren’t live yet for you in the main Facebook iOS app – and you’re jailbroken – the FB Chat Heads Enabler and Facebook Sticker Enabler tweaks will enable Chat Heads and Stickers in the Facebook 6.0 app.

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Have you ever used Stickers?

Though I kinda like them, what’s the purpose, really?

They’re huge – oversized, some would say – right up to the point where ordinary users could easily mistaken them for regular smileys.

Juts my $0.02…

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  • http://twitter.com/yesilovetech Tyler_Zyco

    I’m surprised they didn’t update the app icon to match the new main facebook icon. There is still a lighter blue line at the bottom.

    EDIT: weird, I had to open the app once first, but now it has made the switch.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

      What’re you talking about? The colours have always been consistent, for me at least. What is this i dont even?

      • Kurt

        “What’re”

        haha

  • http://twitter.com/dpbiscuit D1M

    I honestly don’t see the point of having Facebook messenger when messages is available in the native Facebook app. Does anybody use both? What’s so good about the messenger app when we have that functionality in the Facebook app. Am I missing a cool feature or something? Lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1296598667 Roystan Ang

      True. Chat heads is only available in the Facebook app but not the Messenger. Most important, able to get Chat Heads at the homescreen by installing Message Box from Cydia!

      • Gorgonphone

        is there a tweak yet to disable chat heads?? i hate them cause they clutter up my screen..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1296598667 Roystan Ang

        Not sure if there’s a tweak to revert to the old non-chatheads but U can always remove them by swiping the icon down or request it in Flex app.

    • http://twitter.com/tyler_bickel Tyler Bickel

      For me, the push notifications for the main Facebook app hardly ever work for messages. But the Messenger app works immediately.

      • Gorgonphone

        FB app suuuuuck as bad as samsung

    • http://www.facebook.com/mehrabh Mehrab Haque

      And the messenger app is more stable and faster smoother etc typingg with it feels more responsive

      • Gorgonphone

        yeah cause it only has one feature from the face book app..

      • http://www.facebook.com/mehrabh Mehrab Haque

        Yeah pretty much

    • Gorgonphone

      its just another way for them to spamm the hell out of you ..lol

    • http://twitter.com/reloadedhead Tom García

      One word: landscape. *insert aliens guy meme*. I don’t know why Facebook don’t let us use Facebook app in landscape. I remember when it was possible…

  • Mr. Creative

    I’m an artist & all I want to know is how can I have my originally created ‘stickers’ be available for other people to download via free or small fee $0.99 for a pack of 10 stickers. I am excited to use the new stickers, but I want to share my own creations/ sticker designs. I know this just came out, but I am assuming there has to be a way. Anyone actually know? Or if anyone knows who exactly to contact to find out more info in regards to my questions relating to this?

  • asoooo

    3edkugdhil

  • keith

    How can i delete sticker from my Inbox k

  • Beth

    on the android is there a faster way to delete the conversation then going one by one? What about the stickers? How do you delete those?