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Facebook account no longer needed to use Facebook Messenger

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Facebook account no longer needed to use Facebook Messenger
Yesterday, there were rumors around that Facebook was looking into purchasing WhatsApp to bolster its mobile messaging system, but today it looks like Facebook has an even more interesting idea: removing the need for a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger. 

Facebook account no longer needed to use Facebook Messenger
We say that this is more interesting, because while it's always fun to see just how much Facebook will overpay to buy a happy user base (like it did with Instagram), this is a big barrier to remove on its Messenger app. The new option will roll out over the next few weeks, but it will mean that all you need to use Facebook Messenger will be a name that sounds real, a phone number, and, at least for now, an Android device. That severely cuts down the worries for those who are opposed to giving Facebook too much personal information. 

The only legit info you'll have to provide is your phone number. If Facebook can bring the Messenger app cross-platform, this could be a pretty solid competitor to options like WhatsApp. Of course, the app will still carry the Facebook name, which can be enough of a turn-off for some people. 

source: Facebook via pocketnow

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:20

1. Ramez (unregistered)


looks interesting for someone like me who doesn't have "and not willing to have" a Facebook account...so Now it's all about the cross platform which will be supported, I'd like to " try " it on my Symbian device.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:42 1

2. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


is microsoft happy about facebook giving big priority to android?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:01 2

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Why people hate Facebook ?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:48 1

5. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Lol, i also didnt know that ppl hate facebook. Well maybe its bcos everyone, i mean 100% of ppl i kno with smartphones n computers are on facebook.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 03:16

6. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I don't know about other people but I have a laundry list of reasons why I hate facebook. I've been off it for over a year and still find reasons to hate it and everything associated with it.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 05:14

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Do you mind to list out some ?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 05:42 1

8. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Huge problem with privacy being number 1. I shouldn't have to go throught 4 million settings just to have some privacy. Anything posted on facebook as per their user agreements they own for 10 years after you cancel your service with them including pictures, videos, etc.

Then there's the fact that there seems to be more corporations on there than people. I don't want to Wallmart or Fox News' friend which brings me to the super saturation of ads and stupid games that you get constant invites for. I have plenty of games and video game systems so I don't need to spend time watering your god damn virtual plants.

Another one is the mindset a lot of people have such as the facebookemon who have to friend them all. If I met you once or we didn't get along in the past then I don't want to be your "friend". I don't care if your food looks delicious; I don't need a chronical of everything you ate or where you are at all times cause you feel the need to check in everytime you walk into another room.

There's too much overlap of family, fiends and coworkers. Those things in life are meant to be seperate. People have lost their jobs cause idiot friends want to put stupid comments on their posts or tag them in incriminating pictures plus embarrassment with the family.

When I did have one I would post and check it casually not be on there every 10 minutes and then would get yelled at for missing birthday party invites or not know about the personal stuff you posted on there as if you weren't listening to a 1 on 1 conversation.

Then on top of that there's more drama on there than TNT and they know drama.

And that's just some of the reasons why I hate Facebook.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:00

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I never realise that , thanks , I would be more careful .
I like Facebook because everyone is there . That's the point of the social network . Unlike google+ a ghost town .

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:43 2

4. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Very interesting indeed.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 08:47

10. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


gchat 4 lyfe

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