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Facebook to Disable Messaging in Mobile to Push Users to Messenger

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Facebook is removing the messaging feature in its mobile web app to force people to use Messenger. As per a report by tech website, TechCrunch suggests many users have received the notification to download and use the official Messenger application saying, “Your conversations are moving to Messenger,” they will have the “best experience” by updating to the Messenger app. For now, people can skip the warning option, but by the end of this summer, you will have to switch to Facebook’s official messenger app.

The company wants people to use messenger as it is full-featured. At its annual developer conference F8 this year, Facebook announced that the company will emphasize on Messenger platform to provide multiple services – like shopping, and travel booking.

Thousands of worldwide developers are currently working on chatbots, a feature that will help users get information and things done through artificial intelligence – we are not pretty sure forcing all users to install the Messenger app is part of Facebook’s plan to make the platform for more business opportunities.

Now around 900 million users worldwide use Facebook Messenger – right across the app, users can take pictures or record videos and send those to their friends. Not only that, a lot can be done on Messenger – you can send stickers and emojis and look for a chatbot – there are options to integrate multiple other apps like DropBox, GIF Keyboard, Tumblr, and Imgur, among others.

Since many users can’t upgrade to the latest versions of OS as their phones don’t have official clients must access via web, it would be a frustrating experience for them, and Facebook shouldn’t have put the restriction of using Messenger for those users.

As the report suggests, Facebook wants to provide the best possible experience with the “DeepText” feature on Messenger. It is the deep learning-based text understanding engine that analyses what people write in their posts with near-human accuracy across 20 languages which are now being tested on Facebook Messenger.


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