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Facebook Planning to Launch Free Universal Texting to Contend iMessage And BlackBerry Messaging [Report]

You may have a fair idea that Blackberry messaging operates through RIM servers circumstanced in United States alongside third party messaging clients including WhatsApp and Viber. All three parties have created a unified messaging service of their own. Following the same route, Apple has apparently incorporated the iMessage feature into their iOS 5.

The Apple’s integration of iMessage support to iOS 5 brought a completely new experience of text messaging. Perhaps, RIM and Apple won’t ever have a thought that the social networking giant will come to compete with their services. Recently, Facebook has announced several new features and improvements at their f8 developer conference and now we have come to know that Facebook is on its way to incorporate free text messaging to any number with Facebook chat. It is important to note here that the Facebook Messenger at present supports the chat but it is restricted to Facebook users.


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iPhone Italia reported that Facebook is hoping to extend its messaging platform that will enable users to text straight from inside the Facebook chat.

The most striking feature of Facebook Universal Texting is broader workability which is not just limited to Facebook friends. It will work for those as well who aren’t even registered with Facebook. The only disadvantage seems with this service is that you need to send these text messages through Facebook number and not with your own number. However, the reply will be received simply in your Facebook messaging system in a pop up form.

If Facebook launches this service, this will certainly be a big blow for iMessage, particularly when you have a service that enables you to send message to non-Facebook friends and that too free of cost. iMessage and Blackberry Messaging services certainly looking forward to make necessary improvements and additions to their services in order to stand firm against Facebook Texting service.

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