Facebook for iOS was recently updated and it looks like the Messenger app has followed along. Yup, Facebook Messenger for iPhone has been updated. The app is available by way of the expected location, the iOS App Store where it remains both free to download and free to use. This update brings the app up to version 1.9 and maintains the requirement of iOS 4.0 or later for use. And with the basic details out of the way — lets get into what this update means in terms of changes and improvements. Facebook has added an “improved” new message sound and also taken care of some general bugs. Those who are into emoji will be happy as that has also been added.
Add smileys, hearts and other emoji to messages”
Otherwise, the Messenger app also allows you to see which of your friends are active and also makes it a bit easier to see the Timeline of your friends.
Seeing who’s active lets you and your friends know how soon to expect a reply
Click the person’s name at the top of your conversation to view their Facebook Timeline