1. robsawalker's Avatar
    So, I have been using Facebook Messenger for SMS on my HTC One. Imagine my surprise when it updated and removed SMS! What apiece of cr*p! Why in Gods name did they remove SMS from Facebook messenger? What ***** thought that made sense? Now I can no longer have Messenger for all my messages, which means no more chatheads (which I really liked). I am fuming, what on earth is the logic behind it?
    11-14-2013 06:12 AM
  2. ahaxton's Avatar
    Facebook redesigns Messenger again: less Facebook, more messaging | The Verge
    There are also some front-end tweaks that makes the app faster — especially on Android, where the SMS texting feature, which let you text friends who don't have Facebook, has been removed. "We made a big deal about the SMS feature and it just didn't take off," said a Facebook spokesperson.
    11-14-2013 11:59 AM
  3. gone down south's Avatar
    You were about the only person who actually used it, it seems.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-14-2013 02:33 PM
  4. stlersguy's Avatar
    I happen to like the new app

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy
    11-14-2013 02:44 PM
  5. robsawalker's Avatar
    I don't think I was the only person using it.. just read the Google play store reviews, there are loads of people moaning about it. Maybe a UK thing?

    It's a stupid move as I now have to split messaging to two apps.

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    11-15-2013 12:50 PM
  6. gone down south's Avatar
    I don't think I was the only person using it.. just read the Google play store reviews, there are loads of people moaning about it. Maybe a UK thing?

    It's a stupid move as I now have to split messaging to two apps.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Facebook said that statistically speaking next to no one used they function.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-15-2013 09:50 PM
  7. robsawalker's Avatar
    The comments about it being removed would suggest that isn't true. I, and most people I know, communicate either via SMS or FB Messenger. Why remove it?
    11-16-2013 06:29 AM
  8. gone down south's Avatar
    Facebook has a billion+ users. The subsets of"people you know" and "people who complain about things online" are smaller than you think.

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    11-16-2013 09:38 AM
  9. robsawalker's Avatar
    I suggest you read the comments on the Google play store instead of just endlessly trotting out how right Facebook were for removing functionality that seems to have been much used. The US phone network is different to the UK. Everyone I know I uses Facebook and sms to communicate.combining the two made sense. Removing it didn't.

    PS Keep the patronising comments to yourself, they aren't helpful or constructive.

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    bigtnew likes this.
    11-16-2013 10:46 AM
  10. ALM1GHTY_STATIUS's Avatar
    Here you go friend. I don't know if this will work for sure for you but I'm just spreading this around, it's how to revert it back to it's former 2.7.1 state. SMS included.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-m...s-removal.html
    11-16-2013 08:31 PM
  11. robsawalker's Avatar
    Yeah, already done that.. but now Facebook have blocked all SMS regardless of version - eg it i also now gone from version 2.7.1...
    11-17-2013 11:13 AM
  12. Sunny Lee's Avatar
    I just wanna say that I am also angry about this change, but I accept that big companies can't cater to such a large number of people's needs. I also don't think "gone down south" was being patronizing at all, and what you are saying is uncalled for.
    As was said before, Facebook has more than a billion users. Even if you somehow knew of/read 10,000 people's woes from the change, that's still 0.001% of their userbase, or "next to no one". There's always people with your kind of mindset, and it's quite infuriating to read. An example would be people who see a forum thread with 2,000 views and taking it as evidence that *most* people are fed up with a certain feature. Try to look at it from the company's perspective, who always have to deal with big numbers.
    gone down south likes this.
    11-20-2013 09:25 PM

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