Facebook to Remove Chat Out of Main App, Forcing Users to Download Messenger

facebookThe social network began notifying users in selected European markets that messaging through the Facebook app would no longer work, pushing them to download the Messenger app.

Facebook confirmed that this is something that will eventually rollout worldwide, with a few exceptions. Low-end Android devices that have memory limitations will not be required to download Messenger. Also, this push does not yet affect Windows Phone users even though there is a first-party Messenger app available. Tablets are also exempt for the time being. Paper, Facebook’s news feed, will also keep messaging integrated with that app for now.

 

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