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#196812 13-Jun-2016 18:08
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If you are in the Beta stream of Facebook Messenger for Android, you can now activate the option for SMS in Android's 'default application' settings. Seems quite stable, I like having the chat heads for SMS too :)

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  #1571200 13-Jun-2016 18:11
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  #1571206 13-Jun-2016 18:16
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They took the feature away for the past year or so, they just added it back now.


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  #1571227 13-Jun-2016 19:30
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I'm pretty sure it always seemed to ask me every time I install the messenger app on a new phone, if I want to use it for SMS too? Or am I interpreting their message wrong?





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  #1571229 13-Jun-2016 19:33
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pretty sure its always been a thing.




What they took away was using it in the facebook app itself etc.

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  #1603968 4-Aug-2016 00:06
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Thought this feature was very old. I have been using this for alert notification on my phone since Feb 2015

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  #1604001 4-Aug-2016 07:44
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Facebook messenger sms support was pushed out in June this year.


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  #1604004 4-Aug-2016 07:50
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thanks for heads up!!! i loved this feature, thought the chat heads were brilliant and no other SMS app I tried was as good.  I was so annoyed when they took this away.


I just opened messenger for the first time in ages (not in beta), opening message stated SMS is now supported.  So yeah I didnt have to do anything but open messenger.

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