So far, Facebook for Android was blamed to be somewhat very basic and indeed, until now it neither offered any Messaging capabilities nor Chat. However, a recent version update adds Facebook Messaging. The new Inbox now shows direct Messages and allows to reply to them, allows to compose and send new direct Messages to Facebook contacts as well as it shows page Updates and provides access to the Facebook Sent folder. Still left and not supported is Chat. The new Inbox icon replaces the somewhat useless Take photo icon on the Facebook for Android start screen. Notifications is yet not part part of the Inbox and a stand-alone icon/feature.
The Facebook for Android update is now available from the Android Marketplace and can be downloaded free of charge.
Cheers ~ Arne