Facebook updates Messenger application, now allows you to send SMS from within app
So, Facebook updated both their standard Facebook and Facebook Messenger applications last night. While the main Facebook page has a small addition of a Messenger link, the Messenger app is where the real change has come in.
Facebook Messenger now, in fact, allows you to send an SMS directly from the Messenger application. Facebook have ramped up the potential of the Messenger application and this is a major move for the company. In short, Facebook really wants you to spend time on their applications.
The updated SMS features of the app is supposedly only available for a few Android phones, with more to come in time. Here’s the phones available:
- HTC EVO 3D
- HTC One X
- HTC Wildfire S
- LG Optimus Black
- LG Optimus Hub
- Samsung Galaxy Ace
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Y
The update of this app opens up so many possibilities. Are Facebook preparing for their own Facebook phone? Will we soon be sending texts through the desktop version of Facebook?
If you’d like to check out the app for yourself then head over to the Google Play Store.