Facebook Messenger app for Android did a huge update earlier this week. It does load faster and run more smoothly than before, it also has a complete new GUI which introduces new tabs for your friends, conversations, settings etc. Heres the official changelog about the new features:
Facebook Messenger for Android changelog:
If other friends are using the app you'll see Messenger icon next to their name and they will get notified instantly about your message.
Now you just need contact's phone number to begin texting others using Messenger even if they are not your Facebook friend
New design with three new tabs to see recent conversations, a list of the people you message, and settings.
At present, only the Android app has been updated. It is uncertain as to when the iOS app will be receiving these new features, but rest assured that it will happen soon.
Get the new facebook messenger directly from google playstore or click the download link below.