The world of mobile messaging is getting more interesting than ever, as today’s update to Google’s Hangout app, which incorporates location-sharing support, SMS messaging integration, and support for GIF images, shortly before We also found the Facebook announcement informing about the testing of its renewed messaging application with a small group of users of Android terminals, a renewed application that aims to become a specialized messaging application in the WhatsApp style, Kik Messenger or similar, moving away from the concept of Facebook messenger that until now handled.
What Facebook is looking for with its new Messenger, a name that could cause confusion with other messaging programs, since it is not called Facebook Messenger, is to offer a much faster and more reliable application, more distant from the concept of messenger service that it has been offering, bringing with it improvements in the interface to facilitate navigation and access to conversations. This application will reach the rest of users, both for the Android and iOS platforms, in the coming weeks.
Users will know in their contact list those other users who are also using the same application through an icon, allowing them to send messages instantly. Contacts who are not part of your Facebook friends list, by having their phone numbers, can also be sent messages instantly. In this sense, users must confirm their phone numbers, using this data as an identification system, as other messaging programs such as WhatsApp itself. Facebook guarantees the sending of messages to the contacts whose telephone numbers are available.
Coincidentally, within the improvements that the new messaging application brings, where it especially works faster on Android, support for sending SMS messages has been removed, unlike Hangout.
We just have to wait to test the new application, where we can see that the competition between mobile messaging services is more intense than ever.