Facebook Messenger updated with new Photo Magic feature


Facebook has pushed out another rather nifty update for its Messenger client for Android via the Play Store. This latest upgrade ferries its Photo Magic facial recognition feature, which was previously only available in Australia, to more countries, along with new customization options which enable users to change the color of chats on a thread-by-thread basis.

For those unaware of Photo Magic, it’s a new function developed by Facebook that automatically locates and tags your friends in photographs. The service then recommends that you share these images with the friends present in the snaps. If you choose to do so, a thread will be created in Facebook Messenger specifically for the people in the pictures.

To install the upgrade, simply open up the Play Store, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on Messenger, then tap the update button. Alternatively, you can hit the link below to initiate the download on your handset from the Web.

Play Store Download Link