After teasing it at the Apple Watch event in September, Facebook has finally delivered the watch version of its Messenger app.
The social network quietly rolled out the Apple Watch app in an update to the Messenger app Thursday. The update also adds support for iOS 9 features, including universal search and multitasking for iPads.
The watch version of the messaging app supports watchOS2, the latest version of Apple’s software for the Apple Watch. It actually manages to squeeze in quite a bit of Messenger’s functionality into it.
You can’t type out full responses to messages but you can choose from a list of canned answers, send your location, “like,” post stickers or record a voice message with the watch’s built-in microphone. On the receiving side, you can also check out photos, videos and voice messages.
Though the app supports Facebook’s stickers, animated stickers and animated GIFs will only appear as static images on the watch app.
While not technically Facebook’s first watch app — that distinction belongs to Instagram — Messenger will be a welcome addition for many users. Apple teased what appeared to be a watch version of the main Facebook app back in March, but such an app has yet to appear.
For Android users, Messenger is also compatible with Android Wear. The Android Wear app, which rolled out earlier this year, also allows you to record and send voice messages and send “likes” from your wrist.
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