Facebook Messaging Actually Useful Thanks to Messaging App

By Mat Honan on at

I get more Facebook messages than emails from my friends these days. But the Facebook app is horrible at notifying me when someone actually tries to get a hold of me. The new Facebook Messaging app, though, makes sure I know exactly when my friends want to get in touch with me.

Facebook Messenger keeps the same look and feel as the full Facebook app, but focuses squarely on, well, messaging. And surprise! Push notifications actually work. The app also builds on the Facebook messaging feature with its own in-app messaging system, the ability to add locations and photos to messages, and the ability to text friends directly from within the app.

The app is available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, so you can no longer ignore your mum's messages. She loves you, she just wants to hang out on Friday night. [Facebook]