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How To Get Facebook's New Messenger App For Android

Jan 15, 2014 11:32 AM EST

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Facebook’s Messenger app is available for Android. The recent update for the app was announced in November and October of its availability to Android users and Facebook testing a new app for its users. Users are able to download the app for Android at Google Play. The mobile messaging app acts very similar to SMS where Android users can instantly message friends and connections via mobile phone. Facebook’s new messenger app is simple to install.

The company also announced it was testing a new messenger app for Android. According to Facebook, the new Messenger experience will be available more broadly to people using the app on both iOS and Android. The company is focused on building the best mobile products. Facebook messaging started as a desktop chat experience, but when it comes to messaging on mobile, people want something faster and lighterweight, stated Facebook.

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Features:

  • Get to your messages without opening Facebook.

  • Chat with groups and make plans on the go.

  • Bring messages to life with stickers.

  • Send photos privately.

  • Keep the conversation going: with chat heads, you can chat while using other apps.

  • Text your phone contacts, even if you're not Facebook friends.

  • Share your location so people know when you're nearby.

  • Record voice messages.

  • Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.

  • Know when people have seen your messages.

  • See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.

  • Stay logged in so you never miss a message.

  • Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.

*Google Play

The messenger for Android feature will be faster, more reliable and users will be able to communicate faster with friends. The app delivers a more reliable mobile-to-mobile messaging experience. To message contacts, users will just need a contact’s phone number to begin texting others using Messenger. Getting familiar with the application is also simple. Tap across the top of the app or swipe left and right to see recent conversations, a list of the people you message, and settings.

To see more of the new experience users can visit the site at www.facebook.com/mobile/messenger.

Google Play

Getting Facebook’s New Messenger app for Android is very simple to do. To download the app for Android, users can select the latest version first. The Facebook app for Android can be found at the Google Play Store. Users can install the app only if the mobile device’s SD card is running Gingerbread Android.  

Facebook Messenger app for Android is free. Using a data network may also be free for mobile. There are also discounted fees for data network usage. The app also has features that are not discounted at all or covered. Features such as text messaging may charge rates for sending messages.

Features:

Get to your messages without opening Facebook.

Chat with groups and make plans on the go.

Bring messages to life with stickers.

Send photos privately.

Keep the conversation going: with chat heads, you can chat while using other apps.

Text your phone contacts, even if you're not Facebook friends.

Share your location so people know when you're nearby.

Record voice messages.

Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.

Know when people have seen your messages.

See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook.

Stay logged in so you never miss a message.

Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break.

*Google Play

Location works as well with the Android app. The location setting is a default setting. Users can turn off the feature by simply tapping before a message is sent. Location will then turn off until the user taps the device again to turn it back on. The location settings also offers a share option located in the main settings of the Android device.

To preview even more Facebook app features, Android users can also sign up for the Facebook for Android Beta Program. The program allows early access to the latest versions of the new messenger app. Users can join and participate by contributing to early feedback for the Facebook community.

Social Media works to engage users personally and developing brand. By having one-on-one interactions with friends or connections, the Facebook Messenger app can provide the best general customer feedback and engaging interactive experiences between friends. The app can be installed and integrated through social features offered easily.  Facebook Messenger app for Android is strongly recommended to anyone who “likes” to stay connected.

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