New Facebook Messenger SMS Allows You To Send Texts On Android
Yes! Facebook Messenger now supports SMS! You can use the new Facebook Messenger SMS to send text messages to your phone contacts along with the few stickers and emojis. But this feature is only available for Android users and not those of the iOS background. It is not the first time that Facebook decided to support text messages. In 2012, it announced support for text messages but then pulled away the feature due to reasons unknown. But now, this feature is here to stay and very soon you all will be using Facebook Messenger as your default app for sending text messages to your friends, family and relatives.
No worries, there will be no confusion regarding the messages on your Facebook Messenger and those on the texting platform because both of them will be differentiated with different colors. Messages from Facebook will be of the color blue while your text messages will be shown in shades of purple. You will also be able to send emojis, audio, photos, stickers and location information on your text messages like you do in case of Facebook Messenger. But the GIFs, payments, chat bots and other third-party features will be constricted within thin this new Facebook Messenger SMS platform. The social media giant also ensured its users that this new feature will not jeopardize the privacy of your Facebook conversations. Looks like the decision of Facebook to separate its social media messaging app from the main mobile app is bringing in more profits than ever. Let’s now get into the details of how to install this feature in your existing mobile app.
How to enable the new Facebook Messenger SMS in your existing mobile app?
To set this new Facebook Messenger SMS feature in your existing app, all you have to do is open the Messenger app from your Android device, go to settings, tap on the “SMS” option and enable “Default SMS App”. Once you have done it, you will be able to see all your text messages in a purple thread beside the normal Facebook chats. But, but but, do you think that you will not be charged for your text messages. The SMS charges will be the same no matter which platform you use to send the messages. However, this exciting feature is not yet active in all parts of the globe.
It is sad that you won’t be able to send GIFs in text messages but then again, the feature itself is adding more value to your text messages by allowing you to send stickers, emojis and photos easily. So, don’t you think that the new Facebook Messenger SMS has added more value to the messaging platform itself? You can give your feedback in the comments section provided below. Happy SMSing with Facebook Messenger!