The day when texting using your mobile phone carrier goes out of style may be upon us. If you use the Facebook mobile app on your smartphone to send the majority of messages to friends, then you are already one step ahead of the game. Facebook has released an entirely separate mobile app, dedicated completely to their messaging platform. This has the potential to replace standard text messaging overnight.
How it works
Now, when you want to contact your friends, instead of sending them a standard text message, you can simply fire up your “Messenger” app and send them a Facebook message. The messages are delivered through notifications and texts, meaning they will receive your message whether they are on their computer or their mobile device. The app is simply an extension of the Facebook Messages so your entire messaging history including your texts, chats, emails, and private messages will be available from the moment you install the app on your phone.
If your phone doesn’t handle group texting, this app will prove to be a great time saver for you. The Messenger app makes texting small groups extremely easy. You can quickly set up a group conversation, include your location, and upload images using the Messenger.