Facebook Messenger Offers Text Messaging Within App

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Once again, Facebook tries to make communicating a little easier… at least for Android users.

The company announced on Tuesday that their Messenger app has once again started supporting SMS messaging, meaning Android users can now make it their default text messaging client.

How? First, you will have to update their Messenger apps. After that, you have to enable the feature via the “default SMS app” option in Messenger’s settings. After this, you’ll then be able to view your text messages in Messenger alongside your Facebook chat messages.

Since you’d technically be using Messenger for text messaging, you’ll also be able to use stickers, emojis, audio, photos and local information (just those for now). And so you won’t be confused, Facebook chat will still be blue while SMS will be colored purple.

“SMS in Messenger doesn’t send, upload or store your conversations on Facebook servers. Using this feature is your choice; you can easily switch to a different app as your primary SMS app from your device settings, or directly from the app that you want to make your primary SMS app,” the company wrote on Tuesday.

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