Facebook Messenger Reaches 500 Million Monthly Users

Facebook Messenger Reaches 500 Million Monthly Users

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Facebook announced that Facebook Messenger, which launched in 2011, has reached 500 million monthly users. Back in August, Facebook faced backlash for requiring users to download the separate Messenger app.

Messaging is an important part of how people stay connected and since Messenger launched in 2011 we’ve been passionate about giving people a faster and more expressive way to communicate. Today more than 500 million people are using Messenger each month and we’re more committed than ever to make it the best possible messaging experience.

Messenger was the first of our standalone apps, and unlike our core Facebook apps, it focused on one use case – messaging. With Messenger, you can reach people instantly. It is just as fast as SMS but gives you the ability to express yourself in ways that SMS can’t. You can send stickers or videos, take selfies, chat with groups and make free calls. We’ve also continued to improve speed and reliability. Updates to Messenger ship every two weeks so it continues to evolve and improve.

This is an exciting milestone but with a half billion people relying on Messenger to communicate and connect, it is also a reminder that there is so much left for us to do.


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

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Jason - November 12, 2014 at 4:33pm
Yea, it forces ppl to download this f can't rise it becomes s popular...
Rilakkuma - November 11, 2014 at 9:54am
Hate this new FB messenger, therefore use a Cydia hack to carry on using in-app messaging! So much more convenient!
Kenny reeves - November 10, 2014 at 7:28pm
Thanks to jb tweaks they can go f themselves on that stupid messenger. I'll keep using my tweaks that allow me not to have to use that messenger.
Apple non fan boy - November 10, 2014 at 7:17pm
I've got mine jailbroken and have a hack to make it work the old way
Apple non fan boy - November 10, 2014 at 7:17pm
That's because it's being forced upon us
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