On Thursday, Facebook's new Messenger app popped up in Microsoft's store, revealing details on the upcoming app.
Back at its Surface event in October 2015, Microsoft announced that Facebook was building universal Windows 10 apps for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. This week, screenshots and details of the Messenger app have leaked. On Wednesday, screenshots and a video of the beta version of the app were leaked by WindowsBlogItalia. According to this leak, Messenger will launch with live tile support and users will be able to share photos, videos, GIFs, and stickers within conversations. Messenger will also allow users to create groups for friends they chat the most with, forward messages and photos to contacts, and search people and groups. This app is believed to be for desktops and tablets and looks similar to Messenger on the iPad.
Following the leak, Facebook posted details of its upcoming Windows 10 Messenger app on the Windows Store. Currently, the app is in a closed beta but Facebook has shared some official images of what it will look like when it launches generally. In a statement, Facebook said, "We're testing Messenger for Windows 10 to a small percentage of people in a few countries. We don't have any additional details to share at this time." Facebook may release more information on the app, or launch it, at the BUILD developer conference later this month. Microsoft is expected to reveal more Windows 10 apps and plans at this event, according to numerous reports.
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