Unlike BBM and Apple iMessage, Facebook Messenger is not platform-specific and lets you aggregate your email, texts and chat messages.

This article titled “Facebook Messenger app to take on BBM, Google+ and Apple’s iMessage” was written by Stuart Dredge, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 10th August 2011 07.36 UTC

Facebook is making its move into the mobile instant messaging market with a standalone app for iPhone and Android called Facebook Messenger. It is set to provide competition for platform-specific apps like Research In Motion’s BBM and Apple’s iMessage, as well as the messaging elements of Google+.

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