No Touch? Facebook Messenger update now allows you to chat while driving

Facebook Messenger currently has over a billion active users worldwide; a huge potential consumer base to target. And according to Daily Express, Facebook users can now chat with their contacts while driving their car via messenger’s auto software, complete with a clover voice command. It was revealed by the social network that Messenger is now able to integrate with Android Auto, Google’s software designed for intelligent vehicles. The new release will allow Messenger users to use voice commands in order to hear readouts of messages they’ve received, and dictate replies; all without needing to touch their device.

From there, all it needs is to sync with the Android Auto app to start using Messenger in your car. A number of pre-set voice commands will set up the service. A life-saving voice like “I’m driving right now,” will also come out as a quick reply if the user opts not to chat. Android Auto, released in 2015, is Google’s attempt to break into the connected car market. Leading apps, such as Google Maps, Skype and WhatsApp, now use the platform.. Also, leading car manufacturers, including Audi, VW, Hyundai and Skoda, have signed with Google to use the service.Earlier this year, Facebook had launched a stripped-back new version of the app, dubbed Messenger Lite, that will work on older Android smartphones with less memory and less powerful processors.
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