1. TMavC5's Avatar
    Is this mean we end of free texting?
    04-15-2014 02:02 PM
  2. ListenUpGuys's Avatar
    I have this question too. Seems WP8.1 only has basic SMS with no way to switch the backend. Seems you have to use the apps. I liked the old way.

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    04-15-2014 02:11 PM
  3. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    I have this question too. Seems WP8.1 only has basic SMS with no way to switch the backend. Seems you have to use the apps. I liked the old way.

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    Which app? There is no separate messenger app. I'd miss it, but it didn't really work at all half the time. Whatsapp only costs 1$ a year, and there's also Skype and plenty of other free messaging apps.
    04-15-2014 02:18 PM
  4. Cryio's Avatar
    It's the initial launch. I expect that Facebook/Twitter/Skype to be fully integrated like before in no time. Or ... well.. at least until summer.
    04-15-2014 02:37 PM
  5. Coreldan's Avatar
    Which app? There is no separate messenger app. I'd miss it, but it didn't really work at all half the time. Whatsapp only costs 1$ a year, and there's also Skype and plenty of other free messaging apps.
    While whatsapp is good, I dont want to launch a seperate app to talk in one place, then another app to talk in FB, then a third app to talk in Skype.

    This feature was one of the biggest reasons I got into WP, I'm pretty damn pissed they removed this.
    04-15-2014 02:55 PM
  6. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Which app? There is no separate messenger app.
    Messenger (Windows Live Messenger, the integrated on WP7/8) is dead now, you can't use Messenger anymore. The new messenger is Skype.
    04-15-2014 03:14 PM
  7. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    Facebook is Decoupling all of there Messaging services so you Have to use the APP. I don't think this is a MS thing, pretty sure it is a FB thing
    04-15-2014 03:22 PM
  8. narv's Avatar
    Facebook is Decoupling all of there Messaging services so you Have to use the APP. I don't think this is a MS thing, pretty sure it is a FB thing
    This... it was stated in an AMA on reddit by someone that was verified by reddit to be an MS employee that has since been deleted that the removal of FB integration like this was because of FB itself and not an MS decision. They want you to use their app instead of the messenger app.. The reason that FB was integrated in the first place really was because there was no messenger app (partly)
    04-15-2014 03:24 PM
  9. Zapella Tiago's Avatar
    Messenger (Windows Live Messenger, the integrated on WP7/8) is dead now, you can't use Messenger anymore. The new messenger is Skype.
    Or just use Facebook Messenger =)
    04-15-2014 03:24 PM
  10. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Or just use Facebook Messenger =)
    Or nGram/Migram (Telegram clients). I don't have a Facebook account (I don't like it), I prefer Whatsapp or Telegram (or Skype).
    04-15-2014 03:28 PM
  11. narv's Avatar
    Or nGram/Migram (Telegram clients). I don't have a Facebook account (I don't like it), I prefer Whatsapp or Telegram (or Skype).
    WhatsApp is / will soon be Facebook :P they will probably merge accounts at some point, hehe.
    04-15-2014 03:30 PM
  12. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    WhatsApp is / will soon be Facebook :P they will probably merge accounts at some point, hehe.
    They said something like "the service will remain the same". Probably Whatsapp will add better support for Facebook, but not required.
    04-15-2014 03:32 PM

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