Facebook opens Messenger app to non-Facebook users

Tuesday 4 December 2012 | 15:45 CET | News
Facebook has announced that users in some countries can now create a Messenger account with only their name and phone number and start messaging using their mobile contacts. In India, Indonesia, Venezuela, Australia and South Africa, users who download the Android version of the app will be presented with the option of logging in with a phone number or connecting with a Facebook account, the New York Times reports. After choosing the phone number option, users just have to enter their first and last name, and the phone sends a text message to Facebook for verification. Later, the company will

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook
Countries: World
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