fb-msgr-androidFacebook did update their Facebook Messenger for iOS to version 4.0 some time last week, but what happened with that particular software update was the ability for users to be able to create groups from a contact list. This time around, it is Facebook Messenger for Android’s turn to be on the receiving end of an update, although the Android version’s update has more goodies in the update bag compared to the iOS version as it offers voice calling capability, among others.

Facebook for Android 4.0 will also feature the option to create groups for your contacts, all the while boasting of a brand new option so that one can forward a message to another contact. This will definitely play along to Android’s advantage, with another new option that lets you create a shortcut on your homescreen so that you can be transferred to that specific conversation – I suppose it is great for those who want to set up the homescreen for elderly folks who might find it difficult to navigate through the app by itself.

Voice calling is another huge addition, with this particular feature kicking off on iOS first as testing begins in Canada before expanding over to the US in January this year. Android users, too, can jump aboard the voice calling bandwagon as you make free calls over Wi-Fi and mobile data, where the former option would be far more cost effective in the long run.

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