Remember the Facebook Messaging app we covered a couple yesterday? Well, it looks like the app is now available for download. Facebook Messenger gives users a faster way to get in touch with their Facebook friends with the use of a standalone app. Users will no longer have to launch the Facebook app and then head to the messages feature – they can just run the Messenger app and start from there.
At the moment it feels like a glorified version of the regular Messages feature that’s available in the regular app, but it does boas some neat features like sharing of location and group messaging. The drawback to the app is that, unlike Facebook chat, users won’t be able to see who is online or not. But the good news is that if a person is you message is not on Facebook, the message will be sent as an SMS message to that person – provided they registered a phone number to their profile. This will allow users to get in touch with their offline friends without needing their cellphone number – a feature that other messaging services lack at the moment.
Facebook Messenger is available now for iOS and Android devices from the Apple App Store and Android Market. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think.