Facebook has recently removed the messaging function from its mobile web applications with the Messenger. This change forced users to download the Messenger app partially. It seems that the Facebook Company is switching all mobile site users to its standalone Messenger app for Android and iOS. The Company is encouraging users to use its Messenger app by shutting down its mobile web messaging service.
In fact, the Facebook is flashing a notice: “Your conversations are moving to Messenger” and by the end of this summer you will only be able to see your messages from Messenger app. So, immediately download the Messenger app to enjoy the instant chat facility. The Facebook explained the point of doing this is to give users an enhanced experience while chatting.
However, disabling the messaging facility could create worrying situations because most of the people use a mobile browser to access Facebook and avoid using Messenger as their phones don’t have official clients so they can’t upgrade to the latest version.
To defend their strategy, Facebook explained “Since 2014, we’ve worked hard to make Messenger the best way to connect with the people you care about by adding video calling, conversations with businesses, gifs and much more. Messenger helps messages load about 20 percent faster and enables richer interactions.”
They are actually saying that Messenger will give you a better experience when you chat with the other Facebook user. It is faster as compared to its archaic-feeling mobile site. The app has already more than 900 million monthly active users and is constantly being updated with advanced features, new chatbots, video calling and 1500 new emojis.
And if we compare it with Facebook’s messaging function, then Messenger is more advanced, full-featured – you can do video calling, send stickers, look chatbots and a lot more. But the decision to switch completely depends on an individual user.
Note: You can download the Facebook Lite where messaging still works.