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Facebook Now Exploring SMS Integration For Messenger; Introducing Support For Multiple Accounts

According to the world’s most popular social media platform, it is already exploring a way in which mobile users can receive, read, and reply to their SMS driven conversations within the Facebook Messenger app for smartphones and tablet devices. If this feature is deployed widely, it will be made optional to users, basically serving as a new option especially for those who want to try something other than their default text messaging application, and consequently, increase usage time on Facebook Messenger. 

 

Has Teen Texting Behavior Become Akin To Compulsive Gambling?

It is sort of a common sight these days -- a teenager glued to his or her smartphone, busy text messaging somebody. But what is starting to become disturbing is that when you interrupt a teenager texting, the youngster seems to snap always or most of the time; or begins to actually lack sleep because of texting; or starts to lose track of chores or homework because of too much texting. 

 

FCC’s New Rules Makes It Harder For Companies To Send Unwanted Messages

With the new rules that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put in place, it is now increasingly difficult for companies to send unwanted marketing messages to people's mobile devices. Under these new rules, mobile users now have expanded options in unsubscribing or blocking marketing messages or pre-recorded telemarketing phone calls.

 

Blackberry’s BBM Now Has Message Retraction And Timed Messages

Blackberry recently introduced an improved version of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), the instant messenger and videotelephony app built in BlackBerry devices. The updated BBM now comes with new features that include message retraction, timed messages, and HD picture transfer, just to name a few.

 

Picture & Video Messaging now on iPhone

At long last, AT&T has made picture and video messaging available on the iPhone. For those who already have a text messaging package, these message types are included in the plan and are treated like text messages.

To receive the new capability, you'll need to connect the iPhone to your computer and download the latest update from Apple.