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Facebook introduces its separate Messenger app for iOS & Android

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Facebook introduces its separate Messenger app for iOS & Android
Oh messaging, it has seriously become one of the most dominant forms of communication in our age, but seeing that Facebook is known for keeping people together, it’s only inevitable to see them concoct some sort of messaging app.

Of course, you can message friends by using the various Facebook apps out there, but you’re generally limited to interacting with one specific individual at a time. Well, that’s where their brand new Messenger app comes to mind as it simplifies how messaging is accomplished – while making the task of contacting multiple people very simple.

Specifically, the Messenger app delivers messages through notifications and texts – meaning, there’s more of a chance that they’ll see the message right away. Not only are you given a threaded conversation view, but you can chit chat with multiple contacts as well, which means that everyone included in the conversation will be aware of what’s being talked about.

Additionally, it features the ability for you to coordinate your plans more effectively seeing that locations can be attached to conversations – thus, keeping everyone in the loop if your plans on going out change constantly. Not only that, but you can even attach photos to reduce the hassle of sending it individually to everyone.

For those drooling at the chance of checking out the new app, it’s available for both iPhone and Android right now, however, there’s no word about any additional platforms getting it.

source: Facebook Blog

Facebook introduces its separate Messenger app for iOS & Android
Facebook introduces its separate Messenger app for iOS & Android
Facebook introduces its separate Messenger app for iOS & Android
Facebook introduces its separate Messenger app for iOS & Android

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posted on 09 Aug 2011, 16:46

1. dunnski (unregistered)


Ok, so what's the title in Android store? Can't see any other app with Facebook as the developer..

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 20:32

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


If this link comes out as not found then the app is not available to your country yet
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.facebook.orca

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 17:13

2. MattyPp (unregistered)


It's just called messenger for Android, but you cannot download it from the market I don't think. You open your Facebook app and it should prompt you to download it or ignore it.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 20:36

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 861; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Can you actually close this app on Android though?

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 21:36

6. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Yes press the back button an android does is automatically

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 20:39

5. MattyPp (unregistered)


No you cannot "turn it off", but you can turn off notifications for it so you won't get spammed anymore.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 23:06

9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


https://www.facebook.com/mobile/messenger

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 23:28

10. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Is the android phone the nexus prime?

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 02:02

13. droid.rv (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


lolz...NO.. :-D

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 00:03 1

11. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)


It's lame

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 01:53

12. verizoncustomer (unregistered)


Sounds like a knock off of Google + with the whole "group conversation" thing

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 02:05

14. drodriguezsd (Posts: 35; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


I was using it with my cousin a while ago. I actually really like this app. It's smooth and not buggy at all. Wish I could say the same for the regular Facebook app. Which Facebook definitely needs to FOCUS on! (iPhone user) Thanks!

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