The cross platform Instant Messaging apps that are available in the market in large numbers are slowly heading towards becoming a mini version of the social networking sites. With the coming of the WhatsApp, WeChat and stand-alone apps like Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and others, the competition has come to the brim.
Now Facebook has added a new feature in its messaging app which enhances the phone's video sharing feature via the IM. The new feature gets incorporated once you update the app to version 5.0. However, the latest update is only available for the iOS devices at the moment but soon it will be rolled out to other platforms, including Android.
The update in fact brings a new camera option for taking photos from within the app. A camera icon can now be seen above the keyboard and once you tap onto it, it will enable the camera app. The in-app camera literally replaces the keyboard, which means users can still see the actual conversation thread while taking a photo.
You can also switch the camera from rear to front facing one, if in case you want to take a selfie and send to someone. Moreover, the photo is both captured and sent with just one click. The only possible problem with the update is that you don't get a chance to edit the picture before sending it.
But those conventional users will still get the options to use the old fashioned ways to do that by simply attaching an existing photo from the gallery.
Other features of the Facebook messaging app include, sending individual or group messages, saving favorite or often-used groups for future use, free phone calls to Facebook friends using Wi-Fi and more.