ABC launches Facebook Messenger news service

Mobile users will now be able to get the latest headlines and stories through Messenger.

ABC News has launched a dedicated news service on Facebook Messenger.

Mobile users will now be able to get the latest headlines and stories through Messenger.

After a trial over the past few months, the service officially launched yesterday.

ABC News on Facebook Messenger sends users a message each morning with the latest news summary and upcoming news events. Users can message the service whenever they want to find out the news you want to know, and opt-in to receive breaking news alerts. Time-pressed users have the choice of skimming the headlines, or can read the whole story if they wish.

ABC director of news Gaven Morris said: “Messaging apps have seen massive global growth over the past few years, especially among younger users, and offer a promising opportunity for ABC News to reach new audiences.”

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