After being available for the iPad for some time, Facebook has finally released their Facebook Messenger application onto the iPad, with an app that has been designed specifically for the tablet.

There’s also a selection of new features that come with the release including the following:

Get to your messages without opening Facebook.
Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
Send photos privately.
Have group conversations and make plans on the go.
Text your phone contacts, even if you’re not Facebook friends.
Share your location so people know when you’re nearby.
Record voice messages.
Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.
Know when people have seen your messages.
See who’s available on Messenger and who’s active on Facebook.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.

You can download the new version of the app from the iTunes App Store today, it is available as an update so will work with the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch, as long as that device is running on iOS 7.0 or above.

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