New Sign Up in Facebook Messenger App for Android; Facebook Messenger for Firefox Now Available!

Facebook announcing the next step in its site governance process - "a vote on our proposed changes to both documents, including our additional clarifications to the Data Use Policy," informs the company stating that "Voting will be facilitated by an application developed on Facebook Platform by a third-party service provider. An independent auditor will examine […]

Facebook announcing the next step in its site governance process - "a vote on our proposed changes to both documents, including our additional clarifications to the Data Use Policy," informs the company stating that "Voting will be facilitated by an application developed on Facebook Platform by a third-party service provider. An independent auditor will examine the vote tabulation to further ensure accurate results."

Facebook Messenger for Android app update available today, now letting users create a Messenger account with just their name and phone number, and start messaging your mobile contacts.

"Just install the app and tap Get Started to reach your contacts faster, start group conversations, share photos and more," the company blogged.

To learn more about Messenger, visit the Help Center.

Sign Up for Facebook Messenger for Android using name and phone number

Facebook Messenger for Firefox launched today, is built on a new Social API for the Web -- integrates social networking features into Firefox.

"Facebook Messenger for Firefox lets you chat with friends and stay connected with their updates wherever you go on the Web, without needing to switch between or open a new tab. You can chat with your friends and family while doing anything from shopping online for the perfect gift, cheering your team on in the big game, watching a video or just surfing the Web. Of course, if you're not feeling social, you can easily hide the sidebar or even disable the feature," the company wrote.

In the video below, Mozilla shows how the social integration feature can be enabled, which requires both the current version of Firefox to be installed as well as a visit to the official Facebook Messenger for Firefox page.

To get started, just upgrade to the latest Firefox and then visit the Facebook Messenger for Firefox page and click "Turn On."

"Once you enable the feature, you'll get a social sidebar with your Facebook chat and updates, like new comments and photo tags. You'll also get notifications for messages, friend requests and more that you can respond to right from your Firefox toolbar," Mozilla adds.