Facebook reportedly making Messenger app mandatory for chat over the next few days

It was a few months ago that we reported Facebook would be killing in-app messaging. Facebook instead prefers users to chat with the dedicated Facebook Messenger app. Facebook is now notifying people that transition will happen over the next few days.

Facebook hasn't posted an announcement about the upcoming changes. Instead they sent a statement directly to TechCrunch. Here's their message:

"In the next few days, we're continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they'll need to download the Messenger app. As we've said, our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having separate Facebook mobile messaging experiences. Messenger is used by more than 200 million people every month, and we'll keep working to make it an even more engaging way to connect with people."

What do you think of the change to messaging on Facebook? Do you like the dedicated Facebook Messenger app or do you prefer using all things Facebook in one app? Sound off below.

Source: TechCrunch

Sam Sabri