Do you use some type of messenger on your phone such as Ping Chat, Whatsapp or BBM? well I’m pretty sure soon enough you’re going to stop using them because Facebook have just revealed their very own rival messenger app for bothe the iPhone and Andriod, from which will directly rival current messagers as well as Apple’s new iMessage service and exists entirely within the current Facebook app.
The new Messenger will allow users to contact both Facebook friends and phone contacts with the recipient receiving notifications and texts to inform them of your message, from which Facebook thinks their service will allow your friends to see messages much sooner than rival apps, in Facebook’s blog one of the engineer’s Lucy Zhang wrote:
“It isn’t always easy to know the best way to reach someone on their phone.
“Should you send an email or text? Which will they check first? Did they even get your last message?
“We think messaging should be easier than that. You should be able to write a message, click “Send” and know that you will reach the person right away.
“So today, we’re introducing Messenger, a new mobile app that simplifies how messaging works, and gives you a faster way to message friends and small groups.”
Facebook also added this about the service:
“When you’re on the go, coordinating a bunch of people can be tricky, especially if plans change at the last minute. With Messenger, you can quickly start a group conversation and message everyone at once.
“If you choose to add your location, the people you’re messaging with can easily find each other on the map. You can also attach photos, so everyone else can see and comment on what you’re looking at.”
What do you think? An instant winner? Have you tried it out yet?
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