Tired of switching back and forth between Facebook Messenger and SMS on your Android?
On Tuesday, Facebook announced that the Messenger app now supports SMS messaging. That means Android users can set the app as their default texting client.
For those who want to opt in, the update is now available on Messenger’s Android app. (It doesn’t appear Facebook has any plans to bring it to its iOS app.)
Once you enable the feature via the “default SMS app” option in Messenger’s settings, you’ll be able to view your text messages in Messenger alongside your Facebook chats. It will also support some – but not all – of Facebook’s “rich content,” including stickers, emoji, audio, photos and location information. Other Messenger features, like bots, GIFs, payments and third-party apps, will continue to be limited to Facebook messages. Read more…