The App comes about as Facebook aquired the company that developed the group messaging App Beluga.
This mobile app for Android and iOS is available now in iTunes, the iPhone App Store and Android Marketplace. One click glance at the iOS App Store reveals that the Facebook Messenger App has soared to being the top downloaded App in less than 48 hours.
Facebook Messenger enables the following according to Facebook’s Official page:
Reach friends right on their phones
Now you can send messages directly to your friends on their mobile phones, so you stay in touch no matter where you go. Message friends or anyone in your mobile contacts.
Get and send messages fast
With the new standalone Messenger app, now messaging with friends is faster than ever. Messages are delivered instantly, and they’re always just a click away.
Make plans with groups on the go
Group conversations make it easy to message everyone at once and see where your friends are. Don’t want to share your location? Turn it off with one click.
All you need to get started is to have a Facebook account, download the App and you will have the ability to do the following:
- Send text messenges to your Facebook friends
- Send photos
- Messenges can be sorted and identified by threads and recipients
- Set up alerts that can act as a to-do list/ task manager
For more checkout GigOm’s complete guide to Facebook Messenger here.