Sep 21, 2012
The reports are out there that texting has decreased somewhat thanks to services like Facebook. With the new 2.0 update of Facebook Messenger, Facebook wants to try and extend their reach of messaging. This is by way of integrating texting into Facebook Messenger, While it’s not yet available on all phones, it appears that phones like the Galaxy Nexus can integrate in the built-in text messages of Android phones, and send and receive messages using just the app. Naturally, this could have the side benefit of getting Facebook Messenger used more, and the more that users are tied to Facebook Messenger, the more likely they’ll be using Facebook and doing the kinds of things that make Facebook some cool money.
The app has been updated with a new in-message design meant to make it easier to see who’s messaging whom, and who’s entered and left the conversation. From the main inbox, swiping from the right to the left reveals a list of contacts including a list of favorites. Many of these features are now available in the main Facebook app as well. Facebook Messenger 2.0 is available from Google Play.