ONESYSTEM, MANYFACES

Face­book Now Sup­ports Mul­ti­ple Ac­count, SMS In­te­gra­tion As Well

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT -

It's taken them a while, but Face­book fi­nally up­dated the Face­book Mes­sen­ger app to sup­port mul­ti­ple ac­counts, as well as pro­vide sup­port for SMS in­te­gra­tion as well.

The move to en­able mul­ti­ple user sup­port is a wel­comed one. Prior to this, the only way you'd be able to switch users on the Face­book Mes­sen­ger was to unin­stall and then re-in­stall the app on the mo­bile de­vice. The process was cum­ber­some, te­dious, and down­right in­fu­ri­at­ing, and that's pretty much why the de­vel­oper has made this op­tion avail­able to those of us who use Face­book Mes­sen­ger as a daily con­ver­sa­tional tool.

Ac­ti­vat­ing your other ac­counts on an An­droid phone is easy. All you need to do is en­ter the app's set­tings page, tap on the Ac­counts menu, and then pro­ceed to add or re­move the ac­counts as you see fit.

On the sub­ject of SMS in­te­gra­tion, Face­book will be rein­tro­duc­ing the fea­ture on An­droid devices for now, with no word as to when the fea­ture will be avail­able for iOS. In a state­ment made to The Verge:

“Right now, we're test­ing the abil­ity for peo­ple to eas­ily bring all their con­ver­sa­tions — from SMS and Mes­sen­ger — to one place. It's a re­ally sim­ple way to get, see, and re­spond to all your SMS mes­sages in just one app. By choos­ing to ac­cess your SMS mes­sages in Mes­sen­ger, they're right along­side all the other en­hanced fea­tures that Mes­sen­ger of­fers.”

You can now open mul­ti­ple ac­counts on Face­book Mes­sen­ger.

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