Facebook Messenger For Android Updated: Now Sign Up With Your Phone Number

Facebook Messenger for Android was updated today, bringing a new feature to the cross-platform messaging app that might make it a competitor to WhatsApp.

The app now lets you sign up using just your name and phone number, instead of the old fashioned way of having to input your account details and password, which might deter some folks out there. So far the update has rolled out to Australia, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Venezuela, but will come around to other regions soon.

Starting today, you can create a Messenger account with just your name and phone number, and start messaging your mobile contacts.

Just install the app and tap Get Started to reach your contacts faster, start group conversations, share photos and more.

An update to Messenger for Android is available today, and Messenger accounts will become available over the next few weeks.

Apparently the iOS app will get the update soon. Personally, I’d still prefer WhatsApp, but eh here’s yet another way to get in touch with someone.

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