The Real Reason Facebook Is Forcing You To Download Messenger

Posted by Mike Confino, August 19, 2014

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A little over a year ago, Facebook launched Facebook Home, software designed to take over some smartphones completely. It was a huge flop, but the message was clear: Facebook was on a mission to dominate the time you spend on your phone.

The company’s recent controversial move to force iPhone and Android owners who want to keep chatting with their friends to download Facebook Messenger, its three-year-old standalone messaging app, is evidence it’s still trying to hog your time. And if it can’t take over your entire phone, it is going to bombard you with different apps until the effect is more or less the same.

via The Real Reason Facebook Is Forcing You To Download Messenger.

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