You may not be able to buy yourself a pair of the Google Glass explorer edition specs anymore, but that doesn’t mean development has stopped for the units that are already out there and still connected. A new Glassware application has surfaced for the head worn wearables today called Fessenger, which is essentially Facebook Messenger for Glass. Yes, if you avidly use Facebook Messenger as one of you top messaging apps on your mobile devices, now you can use Facebook Messenger from Google Glass too, which gives you one more way to be hands free no matter what you’re doing or where you’re going.
Fessenger works as a fully functional Glass counterpart to the regular mobile app, as you can send, receive, and reply to messages that come through Facebook messenger just as you would if you were using your phone or tablet. If the situation permits, speaking out your message and sending it off without having to touch your device is simple and quick, and I have to be honest it’s also rather cool. To send off a Fessenger message via Glass all you have to do is use the hotword, “OK Glass,” followed up by “post an update” and you’ll be on your way to fessaging on Google Glass.
It’s great to see continued development for this platform as Google has begun transitioning Glass into a new space and under new leadership, and we can’t help but wonder where the direction is they’ll be headed with Glass down the road. We’re actually kind of surprised that a Facebook Messenger app for Glass wasn’t available long before now, as Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps out there at the moment right alongside Whatsapp. Nevertheless, it’s here now and that’s all that matters isn’t it? If you’re still using Google Glass and you use Messenger, you can head over to the source page to get started on getting Fessenger set up and begin sending your messages from Glass instead of your handset. Is there anybody out there that finds this particularly awesome? Now if only Glass would get support for other messaging apps like Groupme.