As the humble SMS - short message service - celebrated its 20th birthday earlier this week, its future is far from certain. Facebook today released an update to its Messenger app for Android that allows users to message each other without the need for a Facebook account - something that's sure to accelerate SMS's demise.
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.
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.
Facebook appears to be testing voice calling directly within the webpage for a limited number of users. A number of users are seeing a "Call" button beside the "Send Message" and "Poke" buttons on their friend's profile pages. When pressed the button places a call to the friend