Facebook jettisons messenger on mobile web app
Facebook is removing the messaging capability from its mobile web application, according to a notice being served to users: “Your conversations are moving to Messenger,” it reads.
At the moment, you can just dismiss the notice and go about your business. But this period the warning will become an impenetrable wall, and your only option will be to download the official Messenger app.
There are worries however, as the mobile site is much used by people who have good reason not to download the app. People whose phones don’t have official clients, for instance, or who can’t upgrade to the latest version of an OS, and must access via the web.
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The move is rather seen as a hostile move by some, as when they axed messaging from the main app. If, as everyone in the company is constantly repeating, mantra-like, that they want to connect the world, shouldn’t a diversity of access options be part of that?
The usual excuse some are expecting to receive at any moment from Facebook PR, is that the company wants to provide the best possible experience in messaging, and the Messenger app is the platform on which they’ve chosen to provide it — so to avoid confusion they’re consolidating everyone there.
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