“Now you can send messages directly to your friends on their mobile phones, so you stay in touch no matter where you go. Message friends or anyone in your mobile contacts.” Facebook Messenger is now a stand alone messaging app. Facebook made the announcement this evening. In a blog post Lucy Zhang said: “We think messaging should be easier than that. You should be able to write a message, click “Send” and know that you will reach the person right away. So today, we’re introducing Messenger, a new mobile app that simplifies how messaging works, and gives you a faster way to message friends and small groups.”

– Message friends, groups of friends or anyone in your mobile contacts
– Map your location, find your friends and make plans on the go
– Get mobile notifications
– Include photos so friends can see what you’re doing

Download  Facebook Messenger for iOS or for Android.

Facebook messenger is yet to be made available for download at the site.