Facebook Messenger updated with new naming, gesture, and search features

The dedicated Facebook Messenger app for iPhone has been updated to version 2.3. New and improved features include the ability to name a group from the top of a conversation, the ability to get to group conversation with left swipe from the sidebar, and the ability to search for group conversations by name or friend.

Charmingly, Facebook also seems to have forgotten to swap out their rather handsome looking, blueprint inspired beta icon. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.