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Last week we reported that Facebook has released a new and big update for its Messenger Beta application for Windows 10 users. The update was available for users enrolled in the Beta program of the Messenger application.

Today the company has released a new update for its stable version of the Messenger application. The update is available with version 165.1679.24923.0 for all Facebook Messenger users on Windows 10 PCs. The latest update introduces the features which were already tested by the Beta users last week.

Facebook now lets Messenger users to send photos in 4K and videos in HD. You would need to enable the option by going to settings>Photos, videos and emoji>Select Always send in HD. Once enabled users will be able to send their videos in High Definition to their friends and families.

Another new feature added is users will be able to send reactions to the message received. You will also be able to receive reactions from the recipient and will be able to respond with a new reaction accordingly. To get the option working you would need to click on the right button and select the preferred reaction.

Facebook has also made design changes to the contact list by redesigning the Home page. The company has also added a new grey send bar along with a new “+” icon for users to be able to choose and send multimedia files likes gif, voice etc.

Facebook has added a new “Availability” option which helps users to let others know about their active status to other users and vice versa. Searching for your favorite stickers is now also possible after the latest update. The latest update also comes with its share of bug fixes and performance improvements to the application.

As reported the latest Messenger update is available for all Windows 10 PC users and can be downloaded by going to the Microsoft Store.

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Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.