Text Messaging Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android

Facebook has been trying to bring new features into its stand-alone Messenger application, first with voice-over-Internet-protocol calling, but now it appears that the 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:

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.

Readers: Have any of you seen this on your stand-alone Messenger apps?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Facebook Marketing

Facebook MarketingStarting Janaury 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to build a fan base and grow your business on Facebook! In this course, Geoffrey Colon will teach you how to set up and enhance your company page, understand best practices and measuring your success, execute a monthly content strategy, and incorporate Facebook into your overall marketing efforts. Register now!