Facebook `forcing` messenger app users
Washington: Soon, you will be "forced" to download and use Facebook messenger app as you log on to the popular social networking site.
According to a report in Techcrunch, users in Europe were required to use the Messenger since April but the new rule will now apply to users across the world.
"In the next few days, we are continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they will need to download the Messenger app," said an official statement from Facebook.
Till now, it is possible to chat from the Messages tab in the Facebook smartphone app.
Users need not download the Facebook messenger separately but can use the main Facebook app to send messages too.
The new rule will force users to fill up the shrinking space on their smartphone with another app they do not need.
Users are also not asked permission but will no option other than falling in line.
Facebook users on Desktop, laptop and even Windows Phone users have been spared this forced migration for now.
Facebook has declined to discuss this in blog posts but will notify users directly, the Techcrunch report added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trouble mounts for Salman Khan as driver reiterates that actor killed blackbuck
- PM Modi to chair NITI aayog meeting today
- Narsingh Yadav dope scandal: NADA set to announce verdict today
- Protests in Kashmir were fuelled by LeT: Hafiz Saeed
- Cabinet approves changes to GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax
- No question of tampering with samples of shot putter Inderjeet Singh: NADA boss
- New Israeli settlement plans `provocative and counterproductive`: US
- One billion iPhones have been sold: Apple CEO Tim Cook
- US prosecutors drop all charges in Freddie Gray death
- Leigh Griffiths puts struggling Celtic in Champions League driving seat