Facebook is, slowly, rolling out its new Facebook Messaging system but if you aren’t one of the lucky few that has been given access there is apparently a way to upgrade your account. Facebook users who already have access to the Facebook Messages have been given an, almost hidden, option to invite their friends to use the system.
To invite a friend Facebook users first have to open Facebook Messages and send a friend a regular direct message.
Once the message has been sent Facebook will then display a small link on the top right hand side of the screen that lets them “Invite [their friend] to Upgrade”.
After it has been clicked Facebook will then show a message saying that the invitee will be included in the next round of Facebook Message invites.
We have no word of whether this actually works or if it simply a way for Facebook to calm eager users who don’t have access but from our tests it doesn’t seem to any faster than waiting for the automatic upgrade.
Let us know if this has worked for you