The new Facebook Messenger has quickly made its way to the top of the free iPhone app list. The new app was released for iPhone and Android devices, allowing users to do way more than just Facebook message!
The app already has more than 600 customer reviews and 900 ratings, receiving 3.5 out of five stars.
The app allows you to message both Facebook friends and contacts in your phone in an SMS type format. It links your messages in Facebook with texts, chats and emails on your mobile phone. You need to login with your Facebook account for access, but you can send messages to those who are not on the worldwide social network. It has location and photo sharing features, and it also has group messaging capability—just like a BBM group.
As competition, this was an ideal time for Facebook Messenger to be released, considering how BBM was much involved in the London riots—for better or for worse—and showing how popular these group instant message apps are becoming.
The only complaint is that Facebook now has two apps, so most likely the messenger will be integrated into the regular app in the future.
Facebook has over 750 million users worldwide, so this app should have no problem taking off. Hey, it’s already number one on the free app chart!