The Facebook giant constantly updating its features in a permanent attempt to takeover the world of internet. A recent announcement states that a Facebook account is no longer required for Facebook Messenger use, so now every user, with or without a Facebook account, can connect to Facebook Messenger.
A few months back, Messenger was separated from a mandatory link to a Facebook account. Consequently, at Facebook’s F8 developer’s conference, over 40 apps for Messenger were announced.
The company separated the features in an initiative to boost the service’s growth. The mutual reliance was inhibitive for Facebook Messenger that now stands on its own, apart from all the Facebook apps and features.
The social media representatives have invested a lot in the social messaging service and now they are eagerly waiting for popularity and reach to increase. They have been running previous tests to check accountless signups for Messenger on Android in India and three other countries a few years ago but stopped the tests only a few months later. Now they are reaching the last mile by offering the service for the few ones who don’t want to sign up for a Facebook account.
People under Mark Zuckerberg guidance have been working on a set of new functionalities for messenger lately. Now we can proceed with friend-to-friend payments, the app also consists of new location sharing options and a dedicated web interface along with an app platform for sending images and sound clips to friends. Games can be played via the Facebook messenger app and VOIP video calling can now be proceeded with.
Messenger’s next big thing consists of rolling out the Facebook Messenger business system that allows online sellers to offer customer support through messenger, an alternative to phone calls and e-mails.
All the improvements signal that Facebook intends to position Messenger as our default chat app. The social media takeover is never ending, always finding new ways to conquer some market share and differentiate with new services and features.
Facebook Messenger alone is now available at messenger.com, where anyone can sign up and use the application to chat with friends, even if they don’t have a Facebook account.
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