I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new Facebook messenger app, but if you haven’t, here’s a brief summary. The social networking giant has created a messenger app that allows users to send messages/texts through the social media service. It’s essentially Facebook chat for your smartphone, allowing you to continue previous conversations or start up new ones with your friends. Get a full break down over at Mashable.
I’m positive some people will latch onto this like no other. I know people that turn to Facebook chat as one of their top ways of communicating with others, and this could very easily replace texting if a group of friends have smartphones and remain constantly logged on to Facebook.
I, however, find this to be a little overbearing. Besides the fact that I’m not really a fan of Facebook chat to begin with, why chat someone when you could just as easily text them? It seems a little much for me. There’s no need for someone to stay constantly connected to a social network in such a way. Then again, it really is no different from BBM, which I absolutely loved when I had my BlackBerry.