Facebook Adds SMS To Messenger And Here’s How To Enable It

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 14 Jun 2016

Facebook wants its Messenger app to be the main hub for all your conversations. The social network announced in June 2016 that Messenger could send and receive SMS, MMS messages on Android, elevating the feature.

If you haven’t got it yet, you can easily get it from the Play Store. If you already have Messenger, just follow the guide below to activate the SMS feature.

You may ask Where is the SMS in Messenger?” Simply open the app, tap your profile picture, this will go to Settings, click the SMS, then toggle Default SMS app. Then you are done, and your SMS conversations will be purple to differentiate them from the Facebook conversations. You can toggle off this setting to switch back over to another SMS app.

Once enabled, Messenger can handle all your SMS and Facebook conversations.

Facebook doesn’t store or save any of your SMS conversations on its servers. You do, however, get to use all those stickers, emojis, and location-sharing features that are native to Messenger with your SMS chats.

Why does this matter?: Some of the other messaging clients often don’t include an option to send SMS messages. SMS Text messages are a popular way to contact people as it don’t require contacts to use the same app or service as you. Messenger solved this pretty well, when they added the SMS service, and a worthwhile option to stay in touch. The Ultimate answer for anyone that uses both Messenger and needs to SMS text other people, is users have the best of both services in one application.