Facebook Messenger: 500 million downloads

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in News, Useful Apps

Facebook Messenger: 500 million downloads

Ever since Facebook introduced Messenger as the recommended option for the Facebook Chat feature on Android and IOS devices, it was greeted with a chain of mixed ratings. Some claimed it to be the convenient way, while others felt it as a pain in the neck.

Well now, the Facebook messenger has surprisingly carved out to a whopping 500 million downloads on Android Devices. Facebook will be looking to monopolize the social approach as they have already bought Whatsapp for a record 19 billion dollars takeover and now their parent app is booming.


Here is the provided description by the Facebook team:

  • Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan).
  • Not just for Facebook friends: Message people in your phone book and just enter a phone number to add a new contact.
  • Group chats: Create groups for the people you message most. Name them, set group photos and keep them all in one place.
  • Photos and videos: Shoot videos and snap selfies or other photos right from the app and send them with one tap.
  • Chat heads: Keep the conversation going while you use other apps.
  • Free calls: Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply.)
  • Even more ways to message:
  • Bring your conversations to life with stickers.
  • Preview your gallery photos and videos without leaving the conversation–then choose the perfect ones to send.
  • Record voice messages when you have more to say.

Extra features:

  • Know when people have seen your messages.
  • Forward messages or photos to people who weren’t in the conversation.
  • Search for people and groups to quickly get back to them.
  • Turn on location to let people know when you’re nearby.
  • See who’s available on Messenger and who’s active on Facebook.
  • Create shortcuts to get to any conversation right from your home screen.
  • Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.
  • Stay logged in so you never miss a message.

Messenger is available at Google Play Store: Click here


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