Facebook Messenger Updated, Adds Photo Drawing And Text

September 7, 2014 - Written By Nick Terry

Facebook’s Messenger App hasn’t exactly been the most accepted app lately after forcing users to download it if they wanted to continue to message on Facebook. Although to Facebook’s credit, they have fought back vigorously with the addition of Android Wear support for the app as well as providing a popup in the Facebook app that explains to people why they should not be worried about downloading and using the Messenger app. And now Facebook is pushing an update to their Messenger app that allows users to doodle and/or add text to their photos before sending them to their friends.

How you doodle and add text to your photos in Facebook Messenger is easy, all you have to do is tap the photo icon located in the bottom control row. You’ll then be taken to the photo reel where you can then slide left or right to find the photo you want to edit, then, simply select either the “Aa” button to add text to the photo or the pen icon which lets you draw on the photo. Think of all of the ways you can draw on pictures of your friends to make them look silly before sending them!

One thing that is important to note is that pictures taken within Facebook’s Messenger app using the “selfie cam” will not be editable using the features described above. If you have ever used the selfie cam then you know this is due to the photo immediately being sent after you take it. Hopefully this changes in the near future with the addition of these new features. Any other photos taken with your phone’s default camera app should show up in Facebook Messenger’s photo roll almost immediately. This is a nice little update to the Facebook Messenger app and we hope to see more like it that allow better image editing. There is currently still a decent amount of paranoia surrounding the app and hopefully these updates make people realize that its not such an evil app after all. If you would like to download the app or update it then click here to be taken directly to the Google Play Store.