Facebook is launching a new app for managing your Facebook messages on iOS or Android. It’s called Facebook Messenger, and honestly, it looks virtually identical to the Messages tabs that are already available in Facebook’s existing iOS and Android apps. There are a few differences though.
The new Facebook Messenger app lets you include your location or attach photos to a message. It also lets you send messages to people in your phone’s contact list even if they aren’t already your Facebook friends.
Another key difference is that the new standalone app is a light-weight alternative that only does one thing — messaging. That means you can get to your messages with fewer clicks… if that’s the sort of thing that’s important to you.
Facebook Messenger integrates with the social network’s messaging services, so you can send notes to your contacts and they’ll receive them via email, SMS, instant message, or Facebook notifications depending on their preferences.