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Facebook Messenger Will Be Launched For iPad

After the most popular social network in the world targeted its messenger service to smartphone users, Facebook has now decided to tap in to a new opportunity.

According to a 9to5Mac report, Facebook is working on a messenger app for iPad owners. The report is based on information provided by "a reliable source", having in-depth knowledge of the situation.

The source said that a beta version of Facebook Messenger iPad was already available for insiders, with the new app for the iPad consisting of a similar design to the iPhone app.

The iPad version of Facebook Messenger offers, just like its other iOS counterpart, one-to-one messaging, push notifications, and group chatting. Users will also be able to check out their friends' locations on a map.

The report teases iPad users furthermore. Apparently, Facebook is also working to bring improvements to its iPhone app by delivering Skype video chat support.

Rumours suggest that Facebook plans to merge the two apps, but there is no confirmation on this. So far, reports state that Facebook Messenger for iPad will become available during the summer.

The anonymous source has revealed that Facebook has set its priority as the iOS version of its app, and any Android version of Facebook Messenger will have to wait a little while longer.

Source: 9to5Mac

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.