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Facebook releases a standalone app for messaging

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Aug 2011 0:21 User comments (3)

Facebook releases a standalone app for messaging Facebook has announced the launch of "Facebook Messenger," a standalone app for iOS and Android.
Messenger will focus on chat and messaging, give users a chance to message FB friends directly, without needing to open Facebook and navigate the site.

Additionally, the app will deliver the messages via notifications or texts, so your FB buddies are likely to see it more promptly.

You can create group convos, as well, notes FB.

Finally, the company says:

The Messenger app is an extension of Facebook messages, so all your conversations are in one place, including your texts, chats, emails and messages. Whether you're on your phone or on the web, you can see the full history of all your messages.


The apps are free for Android devices and all iOS devices.

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3 user comments

111.8.2011 17:54

The app for android sucks, I really don't understand why they made it like this. You can't see who is online or offline and you cant even appear offline your. Its a messaging app like they say, not a instant messaging/chat app.



211.8.2011 19:06

Due to be released, not released, correct? Presumably there were dev previews for reviews etc, then?

Looks pretty pointless to me, having chat already integrated into the main Facebook app is much more useful - perhaps they should just work on improving that!

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312.8.2011 11:14

Originally posted by Ripper:
Due to be released, not released, correct? Presumably there were dev previews for reviews etc, then?

Looks pretty pointless to me, having chat already integrated into the main Facebook app is much more useful - perhaps they should just work on improving that!
Facetime mmmmmMaybe

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