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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

Posted April 9, 2014 at 11:17pm by iClarified
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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JamesHoyland23
JamesHoyland23 - 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
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
RR - April 11, 2014 at 3:42am
Sick! Maybe to show Ads on messenger too.
Steven
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
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 :)
ipadguy
ipadguy - April 10, 2014 at 2:12pm
Thank you that's one more well said reason why this is stupid of Facebook
ipadguy
ipadguy - April 10, 2014 at 2:00pm
I don't us an iPhone i use a iPad so they're forcing me to use a lesser app to message on Facebook it's a bad move I just won't message
Dommm
Dommm - April 10, 2014 at 7:12am
Does this include iPad?
Alex
Alex - April 10, 2014 at 5:26am
What is the difference between tapping on the chat head or tapping on 'Messenger' button to switch to the app ? I mean, besides that it opens a different app, it's the same. Also, battery life is improved, because background (news feed or other feed) refreshes while a chathead is open.
BobLancaster
BobLancaster - April 10, 2014 at 1:19am
Funny how upset people get over Facebook, get over it, its not life or death...
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 10, 2014 at 1:39am
How can we get over something that's separate. Keep switching from here to there like it's all one app.
ipadguy
ipadguy - April 10, 2014 at 2:05pm
Nobody's acting like it's life or death it's just inconvenient for some people, Facebook should give you the choice!
Raul
Raul - April 10, 2014 at 12:31am
You are doing it wrong fb. Thats as bullshit as it could be.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 9, 2014 at 11:51pm
Since you have to friend people to write a post to ask them something, unless they aren't friends, my only way was to message them to do it but now I have to ask them by using another app? Is facecrook losing their mind?
Bessy
Bessy - April 9, 2014 at 11:50pm
Their main focus is to keep people in touch, people like mark zuckenberg have their own strategy and unique way of making things. So all we have to do is go with the flow.
ipadguy
ipadguy - April 10, 2014 at 2:11pm
Yeah go with the flow everybody wants two apps running at one time doing the same thing, it's convenient to have one more app in the background running your battery a little harder in your RAM
Blakeich
Blakeich - April 9, 2014 at 11:22pm
I use the app but only because it forces me to. However I just think it is stupid having a seperate app for messaging when people normally build apps that do things in one.
ipadguy
ipadguy - April 10, 2014 at 2:12pm
Yeah it's like backwards multitasking
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 9, 2014 at 11:21pm
First they buy oculus, then they eliminate messaging? I don't want separate apps, I want features without switching to a different app. It's like separating the store from angry birds friends and you'll find it in another app to do it. I might switch to twitter since it's now as simple as Facebook.
Guy
Guy - April 9, 2014 at 11:52pm
Not true. Twitter has messaging built in. Hahaha!
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 9, 2014 at 11:55pm
Not what I meant. I meant the interface and organization.
ipadguy
ipadguy - April 10, 2014 at 2:15pm
Yeah he's agreeing with you it was a joke... Twitter changed the way they do it, its more like FB. Well about to change it
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