Facebook Messenger for Android Now Supports SMS

Today the Vice President of Messaging products at Facebook, David Marcus, announced that the Messenger is getting a brand new feature for the Android version.

SMS integration

The new feature is the ability to send SMS messages from the Messenger. This will allow users to focus all of their messaging on one app instead of using separate apps for SMS and instant messaging.

David commented,

“Very excited to announce a major new feature for Messenger on Android today! From now on, you’ll be able to send and receive your SMS messages from Messenger, which means you now have one integrated place for all your messaging!

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Aside from the usual options in SMS apps, the Messenger will allow sending voice clips, stickers and let you share your location via SMS. All of this is done on the client side and none of the SMS are sent to Facebook’s servers, if you were wondering about the security aspect.

He added that a lot of texting apps for Android did not have enough features and options for the users, which led them to design the Messenger so it works as a texting app as well, killing two birds with one stone.

The app will include Messenger exclusive features as well such as chat heads and more. It’s limited to Android for now.

The update is expected to be released today and will be available for most countries by Friday including Pakistan.

A techie, Overwatch and Street Fighter enthusiast, and Sub Editor at ProPakistani.

  • Mirza Moazzam Baig

    This feature should’ve been integrated into whatsapp instead

    • adnan

      agree with you

    • KMQ

      Mirza bhai yehi tu strategy hai na, dono aap sath sath chalani hain. Kuch features is main kuch us main. Dono ki market sath sath chalti rahe :-)

      • Mirza Moazzam Baig

        Thing is that messenger is hated(since its forced upon people) while Whatsapp is adored by users

        • KMQ

          Exactly, tabhi tu ab Messenger main kuch extra features de kar sympathy li jarahi hai logon ki :-)

    • Faheem Ahmed

      but it doenot tells the users that who is online and who is ofline….while messenger tells all!

  • I had used this feature before but the experience wasn’t really that good.

  • Faheem Ahmed

    butt all we need is this app to use less ram/storage like allo and duo

    • exactly, i havnt installed messenger, fb and messenger consumses a lot of ram.