Facebook Messenger for Android wants to be your only chat app

Facebook Messenger for Android is getting a noteworthy upgrade today which brings back SMS support.

In case you’re encountering this feels familiar, this is on account of Facebook Messenger supported SMS quite a while prior, however, the component was evacuated on the grounds that nobody was utilizing it. Ideally, Facebook nailed SMS-mix this time so clients will discover it really helpful.

“A considerable measure of Android messaging applications didn’t stay aware of the development of informing, so we had an inclination that we genuinely needed to make Messenger the best SMS customer for Android,” says Facebook Messenger lead David Marcus.

What’s distinctive this time around is that Android clients will have the capacity to send voice clasps, stickers, and areas by means of content. Already, these components required both sides to have Facebook Messenger introduced. While all clients will have the capacity to get SMS messages sent from Facebook Messenger for Android, they won’t have the capacity to send back any stickers, voice messages or areas unless they’re additionally utilizing Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Messenger SMS support

Google Hangouts additionally bolsters SMS, however, does it in a more incorporated manner. Home bases permit clients to consolidate their SMS and Hangouts visits into one bound together the string. Facebook Messenger, in any case, isolates SMS and Messenger discussions. SMS discussions are shaded purple, while Messenger discussions are blue. This is like Apple’s iMessage application which demonstrates SMS in green and iMessages in blue.

Facebook seeks clients will stay with Messenger after all their talk needs by including increasingly highlights. On top of backing for SMS, Facebook Messenger likewise highlights chatbots that can help you perform undertakings like requesting sustenance or getting a ride. Facebook likewise expelled talk usefulness from its versatile site, constraining clients to download the Messenger application to keep visiting with companions.

The Messenger upgrade is taking off to Android clients in “many nations” beginning today so check the Play Store to check whether you have it.

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