Humor: Facebook Messenger formally introduces itself to everyone

Humor: Facebook Messenger formally introduces itself to everyone
The mainstream media did a real disservice to its readership when it reported on the months-old news that Facebook was going to begin forcing the use of its Messenger app as a dedicated messaging tool.

The move will not affect everyone, but if you are in a developed market, and have a high-end smartphone, expect the changes to be made and expect the uninformed to wail about the sky falling.

It took a few days before Facebook shared some information to calm the masses, but even with that, the scare tactics continue to fester. Such things happen all the time, but for Facebook, the world’s largest social network, and a company known to dance along the edge or privacy, or so it would seem, the fear mongering made for some great popcorn entertainment for those that know better.

The reason for the divergence in apps is due to the enhancements in functionality of Messenger itself.  By not have a humongous ubiquitous app, updates will be easier to manage, performance will be more stable for each app, and there can be deeper features sets implemented.

That said, in the wake of all the hoopla, you can imagine what it would have been like for Messenger to take center stage in a formal introduction. Would you have brought tomatoes?

source: The Joy of Tech



1. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Forgot the part where it steals all the info from your phone.

2. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I totally deslike Facebook Messenger... I only use Facebook app and its Ok.

3. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

why dont they use their whatsapp instead. use whatsapp server and rename it to facebook messenger and everyone is happy connect each other easily

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lol, Zuck Off, this should be a new thing

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Blight of the net!

6. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I stopped using Facebook months ago. Twitter's better.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard Zuck: Just ask Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS [Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one? Zuck: People just submitted it. Zuck: I don't know why. Zuck: They "trust me" Zuck: Dumb fücks

8. William13

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Regardless of whether people think the response to their ridiculous privacy requests is overblown, I don't want to be advertised to based on my personal conversations. It boils down to ads and I'm already fed up with Facebook's non-stop ads, so I'm not letting them monitor what products I might be interested in based on what I have private conversations about. People that don't think there's anything wrong with it are part of the problem, and are probably the same people that called us crazy for saying the government spies on it's citizens. How'd that one work out for you again?

9. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

If people are going to complain about the Facebook messenger app being "Big Brother" then they should uninstall Facebook too. If you look, the Facebook app asks for almost the exact same permissions as the messenger. They both ask for your GPS location, read your text messages, taking pictures and recording audio, among MANY other things.

10. leonmbj

Posts: 45; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

More happy for having a windows phone and no abligation do do it, for now at least

11. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Whatsapp is much more optimized. I'm glad that greenify exists because I can greenify both fb and fb messenger.

12. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013!

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