Facebook recently launched their new Facebook Messenger app, which is a stand alone app designed for just messaging, the messaging feature has been available in the companies main mobile application for some time.
Now it looks like Facebook will be removing messaging from their Facebook mobile app, and instead the company are looking to get people to use the new Facebook Messenger app.
Facebook recently send out an email to uses of the Facebook app, to let them know about the changes, you can see an excerpt from the email below.
We wanted to let you know that messages are moving out of the Facebook app to our Messenger app, a free app that’s faster and more reliable for everyday messaging. Messenger also includes: new ways to send photos and videos, voice calls, stickers, group conversations and more.
Soon, we’ll start guiding you to get started with Messenger. After a few days, you’ll also see a reminder notice in the Facebook app, where you’d normally see your messages. At that point, we’ll ask you to install Messenger or go to the Facebook website to view and send messages. You’ll still see new message notifications in the Facebook app, and it’ll be easy to switch between Facebook and Messenger.
It will be interesting to see if these new changes will help Facebook grow the user base of their new Facebook Messenger app, or whether people will decide to find an alternative.
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