Facebook messenger gets sms for android

Facebook has decided to add back a feature that it removed back in 2013, Facebook’s David Marcus has described this addition as “SMS on steroids”

The addition of sms comes after rumours that Apple may release a version of iMessage for Android at WWDC failed to materialise.

Users need to go to the Facebook web version first to activate the text messaging and must have a verified number, once completed users need to change the default app setting for messages on their Android phone in order for the SMS messages to come through Messenger.