Facebook is offering free or discounted access to its Messenger App in partnership with 18 carriers around the globe. Will this lead to a further decline in SMS usage?
Facebook Messenger now offers free mobile calling within the U.S. Is this the Facebook Phone we were looking for?
Some crafty sleuthing has revealed that Android users access Facebook more than any other operating system. With 192 million monthly active user accounts, Android has a huge lead over it’s nearest competitor iOS with 147 million.
Facebook Messenger rolled out a new update last night, bringing with it the ability to send voice messages to your friends and family.
Rumor has it that Facebook is currently testing its own private chat application, but can we really trust the data collecting giant to run a private messaging service?
Starting today, you no longer need a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger.
Yes, you read that right. With this unexpected move they are now entering the hotly contested arena of SMS replacement apps. All you need to start is a name and phone number, and you can communicate with anyone in your contact list.
In the latest Facebook “Under the Hood” blog post, engineer Michael Eyal Sharon mentions that Facebook is hoping by better integrating its teams, Facebook will become more of a whole experience rather than several disparate experiences.
Mobile is the future. And mobile is the key to Facebook’s success. Those were the exact words used by Mark Zuckerberg more than once in statements and interviews given during the past few months, despite him also saying that FB is not planning to release a smartphone of its own.
So you say the Facebook app sucks? You said you don’t like Timeline’s look on your mobile browser? Then you’ll enjoy the news straight from Menlo Park, a promise of epic proportions, that Facebook will be updating its entire armada of mobile apps every 4-8 weeks.
The Facebook app for Android may have its share of problems, but at least Facebook seems to be trying to make it up to Android users. Facebook Messenger for Android 2.0, released today, has a new feature that is exclusive to the Android app: threaded messages for both Facebook messages and your SMS text messages.