Facebook Messenger developers have been testing an integration of SMS with Messenger for Android mobile devices for several month, and now this feature is officially launched. Integration of SMS with Messenger is optional, so those, who want to use it, need to specially activate it.
To do this, you need to go to Settings in application, select “SMS” and then “Default SMS app”. After that, all text messages will be being sent and got via Facebook Messenger. It is interesting that SMS in Messenger support not only text and pictures, but also stickers, emoji and transfer of geographical coordinates. In addition, Facebook emphasizes that SMS are not being saved on its servers, but are being send as ordinary SMS.
Updated Facebook Messenger for Android is available for free downloading in Google Play.