Facebook Messenger is now accessible to download iPhone and Android smart phones in the UK. It can be downloaded from the Android market for Android phones and Apps Store for iPhone.

Facebook Manager allows you to view your inbox and send direct messages to the people on your friends list, who are available on Facebook chat. An offline message to your contacts can also be sent, which the receiver will be able to read after signing online.

It will also allow 'group conversation' and transfer of pictures over the Facebook Messenger. You can also share your location with the help of a smartphone, which is a popular exercise during the holidays.

The new application is Facebook's response to Blackberry Messenger.