Facebook is Removing Messenging From Its Main App, Forcing Users to Download Facebook Messenger

Posted July 28, 2014 at 10:19pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7965 views

Facebook is removing messaging features from its main app, requiring users to download Facebook Messenger to continue sending and receiving messages going forward, reports TechCrunch.

Facebook provided the following announcement to the site:

“In the next few days, we’re continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they’ll need to download the Messenger app. As we’ve said, our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having separate Facebook mobile messaging experiences. Messenger is used by more than 200 million people every month, and we’ll keep working to make it an even more engaging way to connect with people.”

Facebook already started forcing users in Europe to use Messenger in April; however, after seeing "positive results" its rolling out the change to all users.

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

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Ali dhia - July 29, 2014 at 9:30am
People usually try to combine more functionality in one app instead of making more apps. Isnt that pointless ?
Md naushad - July 29, 2014 at 9:00am
Finally... Tym has come to say gudbye to facebook ..
matrixXx - July 29, 2014 at 7:49am
Only a matter of time until they kill (merge) WhatsApp... and of course will make WhatsApp users accept their new privacy policies etc....
?¿ - July 29, 2014 at 6:56am
Is this for the iPad too
yourmom - July 29, 2014 at 1:05am
easier for the NSA to scan data
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