Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg finally gave a go signal to a standalone mobile application, the Messenger app. This means users can use Messenger without logging into their Facebook account. The subject has been the topic of discussion for a while, but only some recent developments in the social networking site suggest that the app can be opened in a new browser on your mobile.
The reason to create a detached application for consumers is to help them chat and connect with their loved ones, despite not being on Facebook. The more plausible motive would be to rule the chat domain. According to Facebook software engineer, Louis Boval, it is easy to sign up for Messenger and enjoy a range of new features.
“With Messenger, we’ve been focused on creating the best messaging experience possible by giving people a fun and easy way to connect and express themselves with friends and contacts. With this update, more people can enjoy all the features that are available on the app – including photos, videos, group chats, voice and video calling, stickers and more,” said engineer Boval. However, he stresses in his blog post that the only obligation for getting access to the Messenger app is to have a mobile phone number. Read to know how the app works:
- On opening the app, you will notice an option showing “Not on Facebook?” on the screen
- Sign in to your account with your name, photo and phone number
Right now, the Messenger app is in beta mode and is limited to a few countries, but it will become global depending on its success. Users from the US, Peru, Venezuela and Canada can have access to the Messenger app via Viber or Line with just a phone, reports IBTimes.
If you already have a Facebook account, you can enjoy several benefits of using your Facebook credentials for logging into the Messenger app. Using Facebook contacts and friends, you can easily access Facebook messages.
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