Facebook Messenger will drop SMS support after September 28

Facebook brought the ability to send and receive SMS messages via Messenger back in 2016 but the feature is now going away. Facebook announced the news in a new post on its Help Center page.

Users who rely on Messenger as their default SMS app will no longer be able to send and receive texts after updating the app on September 28. Facebook is also advising Android users to switch their default messaging app to Google Messages or their phone’s default messages app.


Reader comments

  • Happy

In some countries Messenger is the de facto medium for messaging, you remedial.

  • Anonymous

Best to use what’s app its more safer than Facebook messenger and sms . They can track you even intercept your messages . Fact

They can drop messenger all together. I wonder who uses it more than 2 times a year.