Microsoft had recently hinted that a dedicated Facebook Messenger for Windows phone app will arrive shorty and now this app has been released and is available.
Facebook messaging has been integrated already in Windows Phone but the new Facebook Messenger app has additional features like picture messaging, group chat, stickers etc. The app also has location sharing feature.
Facebook Messenger app for Windows phone has come quite some time after its availability for Android and iOS but it is coming at the right time because Microsoft is soon going to launch Windows Phone 8.1 update.
With the launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft will dilute some of the Facebook integration and allow the same functions to be provided by the external Facebook app. The existing Facebook messenger feature of Windows Phone will be removed after the app.
Windows 8.1 is expected to be released soon and the developer version may be available as early as April.