If you are still one of those persons who use text messages to chat with family and friends and you also use Facebook Messenger, then there is a good news for you. From now on, you don't need to switch between your Facebook Messenger conversations and text conversations, you can just simply use Facebook Messenger to receive and send text messages.
If you use Facebook messenger a lot and if you are worried that it will be hard to find your texts from all your messages then worry not, Your text messages will be highlighted in Purple color to spot those easily, while Facebook messages will be blue as usual.
Also, don't worry about your privacy as Facebook confirms they won't be storing any of your text message data on their server. So, why not use a single app and make your conversations a little more better?
Below is a step-by-step guide about how to use Facebook Messenger as your defalu SMS app to send and receieve text messages.
HOW TO : Send and Receive Text Messages Using Facebook Messenger
1. Launch the Facebook Messenger app.
2. Go to the Settings option from the top right corner.
3. Click on the SMS option.
4.Tap on the 'Default SMS App' slider to turn it on and you are good to go!
Checkout what Facebook said about this new feature.
Today we are enabling people to use SMS in Messenger for Android to communicate with their family, friends and phone contacts. What this means is you will now have the choice to be able to send and receive your SMS/texts in Messenger and will not have go to different screens on your phone to communicate.
The app has got this feature in a recent update and it will be rolling out to all users soon.