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Simple chatting with Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone (pictures)

Facebook's latest app for Windows Phone brings the best instant message features to mobile.

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Facebook Messenger

The main screen of Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone shows your most recent conversations. You can create a new chat from this page, or tap on an existing conversation to continue sending messages.
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Messenger list

The second page in the app shows all of your friends in alphabetical order. You can tap any of the names to start a new chat.
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Active contacts

On the active screen, you'll which of your friends are online and available to chat instantly.
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Message thread

The conversation view has a clean, simple design that looks just like the Android and iOS Messenger apps. Here you can send text messages, photos, and stickers to your friends.
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Settings

You can alter your notification preferences in the settings menu.
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Group chat

You can start a group chat in the app, and add new people at any time.

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