In order to enhance the overall experience of the Facebook users, the social networking site has recently updated its messenger application and has included features like locations and read receipt. The latest update on the application can be enjoyed by the users of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platform.
The first feature of the latest application is location which enables the user to know from where the messages are being sent. Thus with the help of this feature one can easily track as to from where their friends are chatting with them. In order make use of this service; GPS has to be in use so as to track the location. The location feature can only be used if the other person who is sending the message has also activated the GPS services on his mobile phone.
Another feature that has been launched with the updated application is the Read Receipt that enables the sender of the message to know whether the receiver has received the message or not. This feature works just like email acknowledgement feature for confirming the receipt. The Read Receipt feature also enables the user to know the time when the message has been seen by the recipient.
The refreshed typing indicator is also a part of the updated application that allows the users to have a look at the name of the friend in the chatting window while they are typing the message. The feature also enables the user to know whether the messages are send through web or a phone.
Initially these updated feature are available only for the mobile versions and later they will be available for the browser services as well.