Facebook and social networking of its kind has seeped so much into our lives that we can’t be without knowing what the world is doing around us. We too have this constant need to let the world know – call it Facebook attention seeking behavior. Facebook Mobile Texts is another step in that direction. That’s just about right because texting is the most preferred form of communication in the world.
Facebook Mobile Texts allows you to get and respond to notifications through text messages (SMS) on your phone. We will see how you can get started with it in this post. If you are more of a Twitter aficionado then don’t worry, Twitter too allows you to use it via text messages and we’ve already covered it in detail.
How Do You Activate and Setup Facebook via Mobile SMS
1. Log-in to your Facebook profile and go to Account Settings.
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2. Click on Mobile in the sidebar. The Mobile Settings page mentions the scope of Facebook via mobile SMS.
3. In the following steps, you have to choose your country and carrier from the dropdowns in the dialog.
4. The screenshot below explains the short procedure to activate Facebook text messaging.
You can select the options for sharing your phone number with your friends and allowing them to text you from Facebook. Do think twice about this option, because too many text messages could really wreck your privacy.
You will receive a confirmation message immediately on your cell. The Mobile Settings page gives you a few more permission controls.
For instance, here are my settings which I think is a balance between communication and intrusion.
There’s a lot you can do with Facebook messages like updating your status, messaging your friends, or sending a poke on the go. Facebook texts enable you to receive texts with messages, pokes, and wall posts from your friends’ right when they happen. It’s real time but do remember that standard messaging charges may apply.
Do you use Facebook via Mobile SMS? Do you find that it invades your privacy a bit too much or do you absolutely love it? Tell us in the comments.