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PlayStation launches a... messaging app?

It turns out the PlayStation team believes there's not enough messaging services out there, so they have decided to release their very own dedicated IM application.
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December 8, 2015
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It turns out the PlayStation team believes there’s not enough messaging services out there, so they have decided to release their very own dedicated IM application. They call it PlayStation Messages and it has just launched on the Google Play Store (it’s also available for iOS).

But this application is not your typical messaging hub. It is meant to keep you connected with your PSN (PlayStation Network) friends, a feature that was already available in the official PlayStation app. According to the team, this is the most used service within the PlayStation application, so they have decided to make it a standalone service and give you quick access to your messages.

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PlayStation Messages is very simple, really. The UI is divided in 3 sections: Messages, Favorites and Friends. Contacts can be listed by online status or alphabetical order. Aside from simple text messages, users can also deliver voice clips, stickers and attachments.

There’s not much else to it, but that is the good part about it. This is not supposed to be complex or replace your Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts or whatever it is you use. This application is for PlayStation gamers who might want to discuss their next button-smashing session. And for that, it should work very well. Not to mention, you don’t always have your PlayStation contacts added in all your other services.

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But what do you guys think? Is there room in your phone for the PlayStation Messages app, or do you think there is no need for a dedicated app? Hit the comments and let us know!