Facebook Messenger split has begun
Facebook has informed news website Mashable that mobile phone users are now required to download and install Facebook Messenger, an app that first came out in April and is intended to be used independently from the main Facebook app.
Many smartphone users still view the Facebook Messenger with much disdain, but Facebook claims that the Facebook Messenger is a more stable and efficient platform for delivering Facebook messages than the main Facebook app, which until 6 August was still incorporated with the main Facebook app.
The split between the two apps will on affect users of the iPhone and Android app, not iPad and Windows users. Furthermore, whilst the split has already begun, it’ll take weeks before the split is fully complete across both the iOS and Android ecosystem.