Users Can Now Send SMSes Right Inside Messenger

Messenger has joined the bandwagon of apps that are reducing toggling between apps – Google’s Gboard and Microsoft Garage’s Hub Keyboard are one of those apps. Its users can now send SMSes right inside the app!

This functionality means users don’t need to toggle between Messenger and their phone’s text message app to read text messages, thereby making it easy for them to communicate with friends and family.


In addition, users will have the choice of sending and receiving SMS/texts right inside Messenger [1].

This is how it works:

  • Open Messenger and tap on Settings (the person icon).
  • Select “SMS” from the list.
  • Turn on “Default SMS app”

Users can use Messenger to send standard text, images, videos, and audio, and also rich content like stickers, emojis, and location sharing.

SMS conversations will be in purple while Messenger conversations will be in blue.


Although the feature is only available on Android, whenever a user sends a text message, the recipient can be on any platform.

“We hope that this new choice will bring the convenience of being able to access all your messages in one place, making your messaging a lot simpler and helping you stay on top of your conversations,” Messenger stated on its Facebook page.

Image Credit: Mirror Daily.

[1] Using this feature is a choice; users can easily switch to a different app as their primary SMS app from their device settings, or directly from the app that they want to make their primary SMS app.

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