Updating facebook via sms

Facebook not only allows you to subscribe to your friend’s updates and post updates via SMS, but they also allow you to use Facebook chat.First you need to activate SMS messaging in Facebook’s settings.The change means Facebook Messenger could operate similar to Google Hangouts, which combines SMS texts and Google Chat messages into a single client.Facebook has confirmed the test, telling The Verge, "Right now, we’re testing the ability for people to easily bring all their conversations — from SMS and Messenger — to one place.You see, the prompt offering to switch SMS to Messenger offers only a big "OK" button and a tiny "settings" button -- there's no obvious way to decline the change. It's just a question of whether or not the social network is being completely honest with users who don't realize that SMS integration is strictly optional.Update: In a statement, Facebook tells us that it's still being fair.Again, to access these functionalities, you first need to link your mobile phone to your Facebook account.Log into and go to your "Account Settings," which you can find under the arrow next to your name on the top bar.

The page you are looking for may have been removed, had its name changed, or may be temporarily unavailable.You go to "settings" (as expected) to decide against using Messenger for SMS, and you'll get a permissions request before the change happens.That's important, but the concern is more that Facebook doesn't have a conspicuous "no" or "skip" option that makes it clear this integration isn't mandatory.Being able to send a simple SMS makes updating fast and available on every mobile phone available today (so long as your plan supports it).During busy situations like natural disasters and large events, SMS is also much more reliable than data plans which makes it ideal if you just need to get the word out about where you are.Without power you could lose your access to Internet via Wi-Fi and, potentially, access to mobile networks. To tweet, first you need to enable your mobile phone on Twitter.com, so do it now while you can.

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