Messenger beta

Today, Facebook is rolling out a new update to its Messenger Beta on Windows 10 after a long gap. The last update was released in 2018 and after a long gap, Facebook is pushing out a new update for Messenger beta on Windows 10 devices.

The long overdue update for the Messenger application comes with several new features apart from the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. The latest update advances the Messenger beta to version 196.2194.9505.0 from version 165.1680.5943.0. This beta release introduces a new layout for the login page.

The developers have also introduced a new chat search option and renewed settings page in this release. This update introduces an optional ‘Data saver’ feature to prevent images and videos from downloading automatically and eating up your internet data balance. When the feature is enabled, you have to tap on the video to play the content.

After installing today’s beta update, you will be able to login to the Messenger with your phone number and can now also create a new account from the settings page of the app.

If you have access to Facebook pages, you can now manage the chats more efficiently. The new version also comes with the usual small batch of fixes. Here’s the full changelog:

  • Facebook has revamped the login experience.
  • There’s finally an option search for keywords in messages.
  • Settings page has been updated.
  • Adds support for Data Saver to disable automatic downloading of media contents.
  • Allows you to add a new mobile number to the Messenger platform.
  • You can now create a new account from the settings page.
  • Introduces improved chat management for Facebook pages.

That’s pretty much it. If you use Facebook Messenger often, you can head to the Microsoft Store and grab the update.

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Akshay Waghray

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.