Facebook is Turning Off Messaging in Its Main App to Force Users Onto Facebook Messenger

Facebook is Turning Off Messaging in Its Main App to Force Users Onto Facebook Messenger

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Facebook is turning off messaging in its main app to force users onto the FaceBook Messenger app, notes TechCrunch.

Notifications about the change are going out to some users in Europe starting today, and they’ll have about two weeks and see multiple alerts before the requirement to download Messenger kicks in. Eventually, all Facebook users will get migrated to this new protocol. And you can bet some users are going to be angry.

When asked for comment, Facebook referred to Zuckerberg's comment on the matter back in November:

“the other thing that we’re doing with Messenger is making it so once you have the standalone Messenger app, we are actually taking messaging out of the main Facebook app. And the reason why we’re doing that is we found that having it as a second-class thing inside the Facebook app makes it so there’s more friction to replying to messages, so we would rather have people be using a more focused experience for that.”

How do you feel about the change? Do you use the main Facebook app for messaging?

You can download Facebook Messenger from the App Store for free.

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Facebook is Turning Off Messaging in Its Main App to Force Users Onto Facebook MessengerFacebook is Turning Off Messaging in Its Main App to Force Users Onto Facebook Messenger
James Hoyland - June 12, 2014 at 10:50pm
WHO HERE IS GETTING SOO ANNOYED BY SHITTY FACEBOOK REMINDING US TO INSTALL THEIR SHITE MESSENGER APP AND FACEBOOK FORCING US TO USE IT WHEN THEY CANT FORCE US TO.
Coolflex - April 12, 2014 at 1:24pm
Bad move, Facebook should have done the homework and took a survey and asked the people first before doing that. If it aint broke, don't fix it.
RR - April 11, 2014 at 3:42am
Sick! Maybe to show Ads on messenger too.
Steven - April 11, 2014 at 2:34am
So another icon on my screen another app to update and so on and on its stupid build one app and keep it simple
jp - April 10, 2014 at 6:50pm
Haven't you notice allready!! Have you forgotten that there is another app called whatsapp that is owned by Facebook :)
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