Facebook messenger can now be used to send and receive text messages

Facebook has once again come up with a happy news for its users. This time it is free SMS service. Facebook Messenger for android now allows you to send and receive SMS and MMS alongside your facebook conversation and you can set it as your default SMS app as well.

According to facebook officials, Today they have enabled SMS in messenger for android users  to communicate with their family, friends and phone contacts. Now, you don’t have to switch screens between messenger and SMS app.

To activate this feature, simply go to Settings < SMS and then turn ON “default SMS app” when you see it.

Facebook Messenger differentiates between your SMS and Facebook conversations with color, Messenger being blue, while SMS will be purple. Facebook makes sure that your data don’t get stored on its server.

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