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Facebook Messenger makes it easier to connect with the other 900 million users

Facebook Messenger is adding some new connection features, even as its user base continues to increase. The company announced that the chat service now has over 900 million monthly users worldwide.

According to Facebook's David Marcus, Messenger is getting some features that are similar to ones found in Snapchat:

We're starting to roll out Messenger Codes, Usernames, and Links (with the amazing[yourusername] URL) available to people and businesses, making it easier than ever to connect.

This should help users connect faster with friends and companies. Marcus also stated that over 1 billion messages every month are sent between consumers and businesses.

I have been writing professionally about technology and gaming news for 14 years.

  • I guess facebook isn't going away anytime soon??!! I'll just have to get used to seeing women scroll through facebook on their phones while waiting for stop lights, or while driving, or while ignoring their kids at school functions, or while ignoring their jobs, or while ignoring their husbands. But hey, it's all about you anyway!
  • But who would want to touch base with 900 million users.