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Beluga becomes Facebook Messenger for #noemail communications

Facebook acquired the mobile messaging company Beluga back in March of this year. Since then Facebook has been working on their competitor to Google Plus Huddle which provides a similar service — easy quick group messaging. Since Huddle isn’t available on the iPhone as yet, Facebook took the advantage today as it announced Beluga rebranded with some improvements as Facebook Messenger.

The release is interestingly coincides with reports that use of RIM Blackberry BBM has outstripped the use of Facebook and Twitter — in the London riots (only).

I’ve had Beluga on my phone but not done too much with it (running txt thru Google Voice to save charges ;->). Looking to download Messenger now. Let me know if you’ve found and are trying it. At the moment, says “Messenger will be available soon. Please check back later.”


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1 Comment

  1. Paul

    8/10/2011 at 2:43 pm

    I have both Messenger and Beluga now on my phone. Messenger is nicely integrated into Facebook and very easy to use. Frankly a great improvement over what the Facebook app does in the way of messaging. If you chat or inbox on Facebook, Messenger will be very useful to you.

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