One of the big new features in the latest Yahoo Messenger 11, still in beta, is the Facebook integration. This is part of a broader strategy at Yahoo and the company is taking it one step further now by enabling users to send and receive Facebook chat messages via SMS.
“You can send and receive messages from your Facebook friends in real-time via SMS,” the announcement read.
Yahoo’s Nitu Choudhary wrote:
“What’s cooler is that you can also chat with your Facebook friends when you are mobile. For users who are already using the latest Yahoo! Messenger Beta on your PC, you can continue chatting with Facebook friends once you log out of your desktop client. You can send and receive messages from your Facebook friends in real-time via SMS.”
How you can set it up on your mobile device
– Download the lastest Yahoo! Messenger Beta for PC
– Link your Facebook account
– Register your mobile device
Now when you log out of your desktop Messenger, you will be automatically logged into your mobile device. Any messages sent by your Facebook friends will be forwarded to your mobile device and appear in your phone’s SMS inbox. Reply to the SMS message, and your message will be sent back to your Facebook friends. It’s that simple.