Facebook has released an update for their Messenger app, the stand-alone app that makes chatting with your Facebook friends more convenient. The updated app sports a fresh design that's in line with the new iOS7 look and feel, but it also adds the ability to message anyone who has text messaging. You can access your contacts and message them, or tap in a phone number and send that person a text message as well.
Does this sound familiar?
Just recently, Google updated their stand-alone messaging app, Hangouts, to do a lot of the same things. With Hangouts, you can send messages to your Google+ connections, any of your stored contacts, or to any phone number you plug in that accepts texts.