Facebook Messenger app will now support multiple accounts on the same device and the company is also testing SMS support for Messenger.
Facebook today announced the new multiple account feature and also said that it was also testing the SMS support for Messenger app, as it could replace the user’s default messaging app on a smartphone. The company had SMS feature back in 2013, but it was pulled off because Facebook says it wasn’t catching on with users.
“At Messenger we are always trying to create new ways for people to communicate seamlessly with everyone, 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.” the company further added “Millions of people share phones with their family and friends. Until now, there hasn’t been an easy way for people to access their individual Messenger accounts from shared devices. To address this, we’ve launched a feature on Android to enable multiple people to log in and use Messenger from a single phone.”
Recently, Facebook owned Instagram has also added the multiple account feature.