Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Facebook Messenger Now Sends SMS Text Messages on Android

It's obvious the rumors are here to stay: Facebook Messenger can now send SMS text messages too on Android, taking a cue from Google Hangouts. Basically, Messenger wants to be your end-all, be-all app for chatting with your friends.

According to David Marcus, product manager at Facebook, it’s not just a basic texting implementation. You can also send voice clips, stickers or share your location in addition to the usual features like photos and videos.

SMS integration copies one of the few advantages Hangouts has over other popular messaging clients – and Messenger was already much more feature-packed than Hangouts anyway, particularly thanks to its strong app integration.

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