Facebook shuts down built-in mobile chat service, moves to Messenger app
You have probably noticed it by now. Facebook has already shut down their chat service and messages on the main Facebook app and has moved to the standalone Messenger app for iOS and Android.
The plan to shut down Facebook chat and migrate to Messenger was already announced back in April but it was just recently that the new rules are being implemented. This means that you are now required to download the Messenger app in order to send messages to your friends as seen in the image above. However, if you’re on the iPad, Windows Phone, mobile web, and desktop, you’re safe, for now.
What do you guys think of this move? Does this improve your Facebook messaging experience? Share your thoughts in the comments field below.