Facebook introduces its separate Messenger app for iOS & Android

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

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12 Comments

1. dunnski unregistered

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

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

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.

4. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Can you actually close this app on Android though?

6. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Yes press the back button an android does is automatically

5. MattyPp unregistered

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

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

10. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Is the android phone the nexus prime?

13. droid.rv

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

lolz...NO.. :-D

11. therygy

Posts: 94; Member since: May 24, 2010

It's lame

12. verizoncustomer unregistered

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

14. drodriguezsd

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 10, 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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