Facebook to Remove Messenger From its Official App


Until now, if you wanted to chat with your friends on Facebook, you could either open messenger on the main app or simply install the separate, more intuitive Messenger app. As it turns out, the former option is now being cancelled in favour of the latter.

In the coming few weeks, starting from Europe, Facebook will be removing the Messenger from its official app, meaning if you want to chat with your friends on the go, you will have to install the Messenger App.

“We have built a fast and reliable messaging experience through Messenger and now it makes sense for us to focus all our energy and resources on that experience,” Facebook said in a statement.

Messages can still be received in the Facebook app, but it will redirect to the Messenger instead for furthering it.

Not everyone will be happy with this move, though. Many people who had not installed the app for the sake of saving storage will now be forced to do so.

Also, switching repeatedly between the two apps while navigating and chatting at the same time can prove a bit cumbersome.

However, it is more feature-rich, and dedicated supremely towards communication. Facebook has already bought Whatsapp for a staggering $19 billion earlier this year, indicating how important messaging apps have become.

  • Its better to remove the Messenger App, Because its no use of it, if its already exist with FB app. I personally use Messenger which FB App, I always had question why people install Messenger separately.

    • When the messenger app starts, it does not load all your wall, feed, etc. It just shows your friends and past conversations. That makes it use less memory and work faster. Very necessary for low banwidth situations (like EDGE).

  • Hi Admin, Facebook to take over WhatsApp at a landmark deal of 16$ not 19$ Billion.(Reference:@Internet Vol:16 Issue 03 Page No.20)

    • No, it’s 19 billion. You should go back and read the news carefully. The extra $3 billion will be given to the founders eventually, not at the time of the buyout.

      • hmm…!! Thanks.!! I think it is one of the most expensive deal in the planet of the earth (in the field of techology) :)

    • If you don’t like it, quit using it. Is someone holding a gun to your head and forcing you to use anything?

      • Yeah, you are right, Facebook not like basic need of ours. Its a free service and we should appreciate what they are providing us free.

        Plus keeping in view your tendency to reply it like “Nothing in this world is free”, let me make it clear in advance, although they are running on alternate revenue stream (ads etc), its still just free to us if we don’t wanna spend.

  • In my lumia you can chat with your friends with your msg inbox…innovation option by lumia but i had heard that in windows 8.1 update they will remove this option….

    • Google is trying the same thing using Hangouts (you can do SMS as well as hangouts chat in same app).

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