Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular apps on Android and it’s free to install. It has been downloaded on over 1 billion Android devices to date, many of which have added the service in the last year or so. With the consumer base and usage rate as high as they are, it’s only natural for Facebook to want to monetize its app in the form of advertisements.
Facebook Messenger has now reached over 1 billion people. Facebook reported just minutes ago that its popular Messenger app surpassed 1 billion monthly active users worldwide. This is quite an achievement, one that companies can rarely celebrate due to the hardness in achieving it.
Midway through last week, Facebook extended Messenger’s list of capabilities to include SMS functionality. Many are concerned that Facebook’s SMS prompt is actually violating Google Play’s policies, which protect users from features users don’t want. These policies are primarily aimed at malicious developers, and it’s odd that Facebook matches the description here.
Facebook sent out a big update to its ‘Messenger’ application yesterday. The most significant addition of the update being SMS support.
Facebook has a brand new messaging app called ‘Messenger Kids.’ As its name implies, the client has been designed with kids as the primary audience. The application just made its way to Apple’s App Store on iOS, but will soon release on Android.
The competition has never been higher for messaging and video chatting apps. When it comes to this space, Facebook Messenger undoubtedly must be considered. Over the weekend, the platform received a slew of updates on Android and iOS bringing about new reaction functionality, real-time location sharing and more!
Facebook recently announced what’s it’s calling ‘Messenger Day’ for its Messenger application. Messenger Day allows users to take photos and videos and then post them to the Messenger application. All posts disappear from view after 24 hours and can be customized with loads of animations, emoji, colored text, and different styles to give a more vibrant impression of how your day has been going. Anyone say Snapchat Stories?
Facebook Messenger has received a steady stream of updates over the past few months. If features like ‘Instant Video’ and mobile games haven’t convinced you to spend more time using the app then maybe a shiny new native camera with art and 3D special effects might just do the trick.