Facebook Messenger can now integrate with Android Auto, the social network announced today, allowing users of the infotainment platform to hear and reply to messages from friends while driving their cars. In order to use the new feature, you’ll just need to have Facebook Messenger installed on your Android smartphone, making it so you can use the service through either the Android Auto app, or your car’s dashboard.
The new integration comes after Google turned its infotainment platform into an app earlier this month, opening Android Auto up to all people with Android phones, no matter how old their cars were. Messenger joins apps like Google Maps, Spotify, and competitor WhatsApp on Android Auto, and offers a safer way for road users to reply to messages, allowing them to use their voice to either dictate a message or send a canned “I’m driving right now” response, rather than fumble around for their phones to type a reply while behind the wheel.
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