The Messenger app released by Facebook seems to be a success after all. The famous social network announced on Tuesday that its Messenger app actually has more than 500 million users. This app was launched by Facebook back in 2011, but it failed to achieve the desired popularity.
However, that changed now, as Facebook actually went to make its app a must for all Facebook users. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social network has somehow forced users to download and use the app, instead of messaging within the Facebook app. However, Zuckerberg claimed that their purpose in doing so actually was to offer users a better experience and a more convenient use.
Zuckerberg said that asking people to use the new app has not been easy. However, Facebook has a great excuse: they wanted to focus on the quality of the service. Mark also said that since the messaging component of Facebook has a separate app, the interest in the social network will actually be focused on the News Feed.
Facebook also recently revealed that they plan on allowing users to gain more control over the News Feed. This means that users might be able to select the content that they want to see in their News Feed. This would surely be an important step in making Facebook more matched to users’ needs.
Moreover, Facebook reps claimed that the company is really committed into offering users the best experience ever with the use of this app. “Messenger was the first of our standalone apps, and unlike our core Facebook apps, it focused on one use case – messaging. With Messenger, you can reach people instantly. It is just as fast as SMS but gives you the ability to express yourself in ways that SMS can’t,” a post by Peter Martinazzi said.
Well, it surely seems that Facebook is determined to offer users the highest quality services. The social network claimed that they are issuing updates at every two weeks to make sure that the service is running as good as possible. So, the company is constantly improving speed and reliability.