Facebook Messenger for iPhone adds Instagram sharing

screen-shot-2013-08-07-at-10.28.22-amFacebook has updated its Facebook Messenger app for iPhone. The biggest new feature is deeper Instagram integration. Now users can attach photos to messages from Instagram right within the Messenger app. Facebook bought Instagram last year for US$1 billion, and it’s nice to see the company put the photo-sharing service to use.

Another improvement in this update is a small paper clip icon that users can tap to share Instagram photos and emoji icons. Here’s the full release notes:

What’s New in Version 2.6

Now it’s easier to send photos and emoji:

– Just tap the paper clip from any message
– Choose photos from Instagram and any other album on your phone

Don’t forget about stickers: Tap the smiley to see what’s new in the sticker store.

Bug fixes

Facebook Messenger for iPhone is a free download.