Facebook adds 3D Touch functionality to Messenger on iOS

Facebook Messenger 3D Touch iOS

In a update released today, Facebook Messenger on iOS has added support for Apple’s 3D Touch functionality on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus,

The long press-like functionality can be used both inside and outside of the app. When hard pressing on the Messenger icon, users can quickly jump to recent conversations and share their Messenger Code. Within the app, 3D Touch can be used to preview contacts, conversations, photos, videos, stickers, links and locations.

Over the last couple of months Facebook has added a significant number of new features to Messenger. Most notably, the app took a page from Instagram, also owned by Facebook, and moved from a chronological listing of recent conversations to a so-called relevant one, which takes advantage of an algorithm to prioritize messages for users.

The social media giant is also reportedly considering a plan to make Messenger more like Snapchat, with messages that disappear after a given period of time. This all comes after Snapchat rejected a $3-billion all cash buyout offer from Mark Zuckerberg and company in 2013.

In April, Facebook announced Messenger had more than 900-million users.

Download Messenger from the iTunes App Store.

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