Facebook on Thursday the 27th of march 2014 updated the app with the ability to put people in groups for easier access. The feature lets you group together people you message and assign a name and photo, for example “Coursemate” or “Family.” In addition, the updated app now lets you forward conversations or images to people who aren’t on the original message thread.
The new features is part of Facebook’s 4.0 update to the Messenger app. The app allows users to message Facebook friends without opening the social network’s full app.
However, it’s not clear how much longer Facebook Messenger will be around. The service is essentially a replacement for SMS on mobile devices. Now that Facebook plans to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion, it’s possible that service will replace Messenger entirely.