Facebook Messenger For iOS Now Supports Group Messaging And Forwarding

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Facebook has pushed an update to its Messenger App for iOS, bringing a couple of useful features including ability to create groups and message forwarding.

The New Facebook Messenger For iOS Groups FeatureWith Facebook Messenger Version 4.0 for iOS,  you can now easily create groups for friends you interact the most with. The user created groups such as family, roommates, work buddies etc can be renamed and also can upload a group photo.
The New Facebook Messenger For iOS Groups Settings

To create a group, just tap the new ‘Groups’ tab from the lower menu and select ‘Create’. After naming and allotting a group photo, you can add people into the group. You can also “pin” groups to get easier access to them directly from the groups tab.

Another notable improvement in the updated Facebook Messenger is the ability to forward messages. You can now forward a message to another person or into a group by just tapping the message and select ‘Forward’ from the menu.

The New Facebook Messenger For iOS Message Forwarding

Additionally, Facebook has also brought other improvements in the Messenger app regarding its speed and reliability, the latest 4.0 version is now available to download from the Apple iTunes Store for free.

Here’s the update’s release notes from Facebook Messenger app listing page:

What’s New in Version 4.0

  • Groups: Now you can create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.
  • Forwarding: Want to send a message or photo to someone who isn’t in the conversation? Just tap to forward it.
  • Plus, continued improvements to make the app faster and more reliable.

Facebook Messenger for iOS users: have you updated the app yet? What’s your thoughts?