New From Facebook For Facebook: A Messaging Only App (Facebook Messenger)
As it has rolled out a series of improvements to its messaging features, Facebook has been trying to encourage its users to think of its network as a better alternative to e-mail and instant messaging applications. It took that strategy a step further Tuesday with the release of a new mobile messaging application that is separate from the regular Facebook application.
Messenger should be available for both iPhone and Android users later today, Facebook announced in a blog post. It’s a byproduct of the Beluga acquisition from earlier this year, and builds on the new messaging features that Facebook introduced last year. It’s designed to be used as a group-chatting application or a simple hub for Facebook messages delivered from inside the social network or to one’s facebook.com e-mail.
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