Facebook To Release Stand Alone Mobile Messenger For Android And iOS (Updated)
Looks like there is finally some useful development happening over at Facebook HQ, as they have begun announcing their newest creation. Anyone in need of a stand alone mobile instant messaging application for all smart phones? Sorry BlackBerry, theyíre still working on yours.
Lately, Facebook has combined your regular messages with the IMís you receive on the site into the same category, so it makes complete sense to simplify all your messages into a single app. FB is also reporting that the people you text or IM donít even need to be your friends on Facebook, but even a contact in your phoneís address book will work.
The application isnít just a messaging app, either. There is a group feature where you can even share your location with all your selected friends thanks to good Ďol mobile tracking. Release is expected sometime today on the Android Market, but rest assured that as soon as this application drops, we will let you know. Is everyone looking forward to another poorly supported app, or is Facebook going to change their tune and make this one actually work properly?
Here is the link to the market to download it.
For more info on itís release, check out their Facebook Page.
I've already downloaded and it actually works on my Droid X running CM7DX