Stand-alone Facebook Messenger app has now the ability to send and receive SMS messages

Facebook social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages, with the ability to send and receive SMS messages added to the app.

When the Facebook Messenger app was activated, this prompt appeared:

Facebook Messenger app

After synching text messages with Facebook Messenger, texts appeared alongside regular Facebook messages. The texts were not imported to the desktop version of Facebook, nor to the native app.
Facebook Messeger App

Text Messaging Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android [via]

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