For now, this works only on Android OS. Remember back in 2012 when this feature was formerly integrated, but was removed in 2013 then there was a decline in usage. Now, in a bid to beat SMS and Google’s hangout, Facebook has finally integrated the SMS feature to Facebook Messenger.
According to David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook:
"It’s not just a barebone texting implementation. You can also send voice clips, stickers or share your location in addition to the usual features like photos and videos. A lot of Android texting apps didn’t keep up with the evolution of messaging, so we felt like we truly had to make Messenger the best SMS client for Android."
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How to Now Send SMS Messages On Facebook’s Messenger App.
- To send your messages, select “SMS”and turn on “Default SMS App.” This will ensure all your SMS conversations appear in Messenger as purple threads, alongside your blue Facebook chats. Do bear in mind that Standard SMS fees still apply.
What Facebook is trying to do is to ensure you never have a reason to leave the app. They are also banking on Messenger’s bevy of functions to attract users.