December 5, 2023

Fb is killing Messenger’s SMS function, eliminating the apps means to ship conventional textual content messages.

Fb introduced the change in a Assist Heart web page:

In the event you use Messenger as your default SMS messaging app to your Android system, please notice you’ll now not have the ability to use Messenger to ship and obtain SMS messages despatched by your mobile community if you replace your app after September 28, 2023.

You’ll nonetheless have the ability to ship and obtain SMS messages by way of your mobile community and entry your SMS message historical past by way of your cellphone’s new default messaging app. If you don’t select your personal new default messaging app, your SMS messaging will robotically go to your cellphone’s default messaging app, such because the Android Messages app.

The transfer follows an analogous announcement by Sign in October 2022, when the latter introduced its intention to take away SMS from its messaging app.