Once again we get another reason to hate Facebook more than we do already, in the next few days Facebook will be forcing users to download the messenger application to their mobile device to continue talking with friends and family. This is for the world, as far as I know, apart form the EU who had to do it back in April.
Users will get several hints to download the app before hand, allowing them to continue using the normal chat for a little bit longer but eventually the normal messages tab button will be replaced with a messenger app shortcut, not cool Facebook, not cool.
Facebook claim that using messenger is about 20% faster than using the standard chat feature in the normal app running on both IOS and Android devices. Apparently the feedback EU switch over was positive so Facebook have decided it’s time everyone used the app. I for one will not be using it, probably hidden malware or something…
Thanks to Tweaktown for supplying us with this information.
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