Facebook had recently started its SMS service which enables users to get notifications via sms updates whenever someone sends a friend request, tags photos or writes on someone’s wall. I have been using this feature and it is really quite useful since I do not have to log in to my facebook account to see the latest notifications.
You can add your mobile phone number to your Facebook account and you can update your status on the go, even while you are travelling or have anything to share with your friends. To get started, you have to go to your Account Settings option and click an option called ‘Mobile.
In order to get free sms updates on friends requests, messages & wall posts, you need to register your mobile number by clicking on Register for Facebook link.
Next you will be asked to select your country and mobile service provider (Airtel, Idea, Vodafone etc.). Upon completing this step, you will be asked to send a text message to a number which will be specified on the screen.
In a few minutes, you will receive a confirmation code on the mobile number you have registered and you need to enter this code on Facebook and click on confirm button. Then you can customize other options including your preferences on what type of notifications you would like to receive from Facebook. Now your mobile number has been linked to your facebook account and you can enjoy free sms updates to your mobile phone.