It has been a while since Google introduced Android Auto, the extension of its mobile platform into the car. The infotainment system already comes baked into many new cars while third-party manufacturers have also released after-market stereos with Android Auto support. The company recently made a big change to Android Auto and it now functions as a standalone mobile app. Following that change, Facebook today announced that Messenger will now work in Android Auto.

Facebook wants to make Messenger the only app that you use to get in touch with friends and family. It has built countless features into the platform ever since it was taken out of the main Facebook app.

Android Auto integration will enable Facebook Messenger users to listen to and reply to messages from their friends via Messenger using voice commands. This means that they can keep both hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road while they are still able to respond to messages on Messenger.

Users will need to have Facebook Messenger installed on their device before they can use Messenger in Android Auto. Once that’s done, they will be able to easy hear and reply to messages either through the display in their car or through the recently launched Android Auto mobile app.

There’s even going to be a button that users can easily press to send an “I’m driving right now” message to quickly reply to incoming messages.

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