Facebook has just launched a standalone messaging app, Facebook Messenger, for Android and iOS devices. The app allows Facebook users to message friends individually or by group, send photos and share location information.
Facebook is, slowly, rolling out its new Facebook Messaging system but if you aren't one of the lucky few that has been given access there is apparently a way to upgrade your account. Facebook users who already have access to the Facebook Messages have been given an, almost hidden, option to invite their friends to use the system.
As we reported earlier in the month Facebook Messages is being rolled out across Ireland. A new batch of users had the service activated in the past day. But many are still wondering what Facebook Messages is and how to use it. Our simple guide will fill you in on the important bits of this simple but powerful addition to Facebook.
We've heard some reports in the last hour that the new Facebook messaging system has started rolling out to some users. We reported on the system in November of last year when it was first announced. Essentially it's a simple communication tool that integrates many different formats including email, chat, and SMS.
Today Facebook unveiled their new “modern messaging system” that promises simpler real-time communication across any medium or device. Speaking at the press event in San Francisco Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is quick to confirm that this is “not an email killer”, but “a messaging experience that includes email as one part of it”.
Facebook's "Project Titan" announcement in San Francisco is a little over two hours away. While all the excitement focuses around Facebook allegedly creating a fully fledged webmail application, or a 'Gmail killer' as it is often referred to, I'm sceptical as to whether this will happen.