Facebook makes messaging app compulsory

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Many people who use Facebook are used to updating their status, checking news feed and off course sending messages on the app. But now, Facebook has decide, that has to change. If you are using a Facebook app on your mobile device, starting a few days from now, you would need to have a separate Facebook messenger to chat and send messages to friends, Facebook says.

However, before now, Facebook already made the compulsory use of the messenger in some countries and due to the positive response they got, they’ve decided to make a compulsory roll out worldwide. No doubt, not everyone would be excited about this, as this only means adding to the already existing number of messaging applications on your device. Facebook says the change has come as a result of further development on the app to make it better. You can read the official statement from Facebook about the change below.

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.

I know for some people who are almost already non existent on Facebook, this is the last straw. Well, what’s your thought on this?



  1. Facebook Has Bought Whatsapp. Why Don’t They Simply Merge The The Services?

    But Then, The Ways Of Facebook Are Not The Ways Of Man..

  2. I was forced to install Facebook Messenger just to read messages that were sent to me – not IMs, but messages.

    I don’t get messages that often in any case so our just suits there.

    Most of the people I communicate with on Facebook are people I know in the real world and are spread across the globe, so I won’t be dumping Facebook in a hurry because of this.

  3. I only use the app, the size of the messenger is much.. Just taking up my space..
    There have pop up to install the messenger but i refuse, the app notify me of new message.

  4. If it means that I’ll no longer get messages on the fb app, then it works for me. Because I find it annoying that I get double notifications on both the messenger app and the fb app and even when I respond to the messages on the messenger app, I’ll still have to open the fb app before the notifications goes away

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