Facebook Releases “Messenger” for Android

Facebook has released a new standalone application built solely for messenging contacts through the social network. The app supports location data, group chats and transcript archiving. Naturally, Messenger automatically imports your Facebook address book for contacting friends through SMS as well as regular chat.

Facebook’s native Android app is pretty horrendous, so Messenger should ease the mobile experience for users who are just trying to chat.

Messenger is available through the Android Market.

[Android Market]

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