Facebook for Android Now has In-App SMS Feature
Facebook is finally paying attention to its mobile apps. A few weeks back they finally released a new Facebook app for the iPad that actually works. Now the attention has been focused on the Android version of the Facebook app, which receives a number of new features.
The new version of the Android Facebook app now has a new in-app texting feature. The new feature uses the Facebook Messenger app and allows users to text their friends from the app itself. Users can send and receive SMS messages Facebook messages and emails using the @facebook.com address that Facebook provided to all of its users several months ago.
The new in-app texting feature won’t be available on all devices, unfortunately. Faebook has listed a number of supported phones, among these are HTC’s One X and Evo 3D, LG’s Optimus Black and Optumus Hub, and Samsung’s Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Y. Facebook, however, has said that it will be bringing the in-app texting feature to other Android devices in the future. No specific timeline has been given though.
A feature that has also been included to the updated app is a photo syncing feature that will be available to all Android devices.