Facebook is out with a useful update to its Messenger app for iPhone and iPad today adding an action extension for sharing content from other apps on iOS 8. This adds the ability to have deep Facebook Messenger integration with other apps including Safari and Photos just like Apple’s own Messages app.

Once enabled, you can do things like share images and videos from the Photos app or links from Safari directly to your contacts on Facebook Messenger without having to jump back and forth between apps. Facebook Messenger version 22.0 is rolling out now on the App Store.

WordPress’s mobile blogging app for iPhone and iPad also received a new update bringing the experience closer to that on the desktop … 

Added in version 4.8, WordPress for iOS now features a WYSIWYG, or what you see is what you get, visual editor for previewing content of a blog post on-the-go as you create it. Previously, a separate preview window was required to see content like images in-line with text.

The WordPress also includes the ability to edit image settings for blog posts and pages, another feature borrowed from the desktop, and failed image uploads can easily be attempted after an error message is delivered.

WordPress version 4.8 is also now available for free on the App Store.

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