Take a look at that "reach friends wherever they are now" image to the left. What's missing between the iPhone and the laptop? Ding ding ding! You're right! A tablet.
Okay, I'm sure it was obvious. In fact, many of you may have already assumed that Facebook has a version of its Messenger for iPad. Well it doesn't, and seeing as though it took the company quite awhile to launch Facebook for iPad, the lag comes as no surprise.
This graphic might have to change next Tuesday, when Facebook is holding an event for press to "come and see what [they're] building." While my colleagues are hearing that this "what [they're] building" is a "big deal" as in a "phone" or a slew of ads and other improvements - I'm hearing that one of the products that could be announced is Messenger for iPad.
Specifically I'm hearing that Messenger for iPad, replete with all the Messenger features we've come to love like emoticons, photosharing, read receipts, location tagging, group messaging, and the new voice-recorded messaging feature, is ready for the public eye. And basically, it's what exists on the iPad but in a bigger format.
Facebook Messenger for iPad suggested for Tuesday event (Pocket-lint.com)
Facebook Looks Prepped to Launch Messenger for iPad (TechnoBuffalo)
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