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You No Longer Need an Account for Facebook Messenger on Android... With a Catch

You No Longer Need an Account for Facebook Messenger on Android... With a Catch

Todd Haselton

Is Facebook trying to kill the SMS – which turned 20 yesterday – and compete with free services such as iMessage, WhatsApp and BBM? It certainly looks like it. The company announced recently that Android users no longer need to sign in with a Facebook account in order to use its Facebook Messenger chat client. There’s one major catch, however. Facebook’s only launching the new update...