Due to the decision to separate Facebook messenger from the main Facebook app and make it a separate app on the Google Play Store, Facebook messenger has become the highest downloaded app within the past few weeks.
The app which is currently receiving massive downloads but has a poor rating and negative reviews is now the third most download non Google app on the Play Store. The other two apps are Facebook and WhatsApp which are also owned by Facebook.
Facebook which recently made the decision to make the messenger app separate from the main app thus making people to forcefully download the app is now planning to monetize it.
The recent download stats just shows how much people still make use of Facebook.