Latest update to Facebook's messaging app brings back feature due to popular demand, also introduces stickers to "bring your messages to life."
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Facebook Messenger update brings back swipe-to-delete

There is a new update for Facebook’s standalone messaging app, a highlight of which is an older feature that had disappeared from more recent builds. Welcome back swipe-to-delete, which allows you to simply swipe messages out of your inbox to delete them. According to the changelog, the capability was brought back due to “popular demand.”

facebook messenger stickers

Also new in the update is the ability to send stickers to friends. Stickers, if you aren’t familiar from other messenger iteraions, are like oversized emojis. The cutesy images are provided via the buttons at the bottom of the app. Here’s the full changelog:

  • Bring your messages to life with stickers:
    • Just tap the smiley to add a playful kitten or another cute critter
    • Send any sticker with one tap
    • For more sticker options, tap the basket
  • Other new features include:
    • Delete conversations from your inbox just by swiping (back by popular request)
  • Bug fixes
  • Stickers will be available to everyone over the next few weeks.

You can find the update in the App Store now.

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