Facebook announced last night the launch of ‘Messenger For Mobile‘ a new messaging App which is separate from the current main Facebook App, and allows chats and conversations with your Facebook friends and all other contacts on your phone too – assuming that have installed the App in which case they might as well be on Facebook right?

The App allows group conversations and lets you optionally geo-tag your current location so your friends can see where you are.

It looks like Facebook are trying to make an early play for combined messaging users ahead of the iOS5 release which will do this more efficiently and with better integration. I can’t see why Facebook feel the need to launch this as a separate App which will require yet another downloading and updating cycle in your list of Apps when the current App has the chat feature built in already.

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