Facebook Messenger by Crisp App combines two services that many of us hold near and dear: Facebook chat and VoiP. The Facebook Messenger app is certainly workable on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 3.1.2 or later versions. The app aims to one-up Facebook’s existing chat service by adding its own free VoiP service to the mix, making it easy to engage in voice chats with your Facebook friends free of charge.
The Facebook Messenger app is more than a fine messenger as well.It offers a lot of other features fto enhance the Facebook chatting capabilities.The features added by this app to Facebook chatting services include sharing pictures, maintaining chat history etc. The app also supports Push Notifications and delivers all the messages to you in no time.
* Chat with Facebook friends from your iPhone/iPod Touch
* Easy-to-use interface
* Get replies instantly with Apple Push Notifications
* Make free VoIP calls to Facebook friends on desktop or iPhone/iPod Touch
* Easily send photos from your album or camera
* Keep track of all your chats and calls with message history
* View your friend’s Wall in the embedded browser without leaving the app
Using the application is really easy. Upon downloading, simply click the Facebook Connect button and allow the application to obtain the necessary permissions to connect to your account.
Once permitted, the application then lists all of your Facebook friends and groups them according to how you organised your friends on the social network, listing both online and offline contacts.
To chat to a contact, tap on their name and a new chat window will open, allowing you to choose whether to chat or to call them. Clicking chat will bring up a keyboard, allowing you to start an instant messaging session, whereas clicking call will begin a voice call allowing you to chat to your friends whether they are connected on their iPhone, iPod Touch or via the Facebook website.
If two iPhone or iPod Touch users are using the app, the call is initiated between the two devices but if the recipient is using their desktop computer, they are sent a unique link requesting a chat session that connects using the users’ browser.
During out tests, the call quality was reasonable, although we did notice some lag between communications. However, when we tried this again, the call quality was drastically improved. We tested the call over a Wi-Fi connection.
Users can browse websites within the application, useful when links are sent via an IM session. Images can also be shared using the camera roll or via a live shot, something that Facebook’s own application doesn’t offer itself.
The Facebook Messenger is available for $2.99 at Apple’s App Store right now.
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