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Well that took a while
It seemed like forever ago that Facebook launched its update to Facebook Messenger which brought free VoIP capabilities between two Facebook Messenger users. The update was first released for iOS users in January, however Facebook is today bringing the service to users of that other mobile platform, Android, starting today. The service uses your cellular service’s data plan to make calls, meaning you won’t be using up any potentially precious minutes that you may (or may not) have. It also uses a connected Wi-Fi network, of course.
Facebook has been growing more and more vested in both the mobile space as well as Android. The company most notably released their Facebook Home launch screen for numerous Android smartphones the other week.
Via: The Verge
All you need is an Android device and some real life friends
The text message celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday. Happy birthday, text messages! Now die. SMS text messaging is an old, limited, outdated service that needs to die as soon as possible. Some think iMessage is destined to replace it, a thought that would be much more probable if Apple would just open up the service to third party clients and devices. Facebook, however, is vying to not only supplement the text message with their longstanding Facebook Messenger application, now they’re trying to replace it.
Facebook has just updated their Facebook Messenger for Android application and removed the requirement that you need to actually have a Facebook to use the service. All you need is an Android device and some real life friends to message. It’s that easy.
No word yet on when (or if) this feature will make its way to iOS devices, but Facebook has confirmed that the service is coming to Android users in India, Australia, Indonesia, Venezuela, and South Africa first, and then “quickly” make their way to users in other nations later on.
Source: The Verge