Facebook planning to bring revolution to its Facebook messenger – SMS alike messenger

Facebook planning to bring revolution to its Facebook messenger – SMS alike messenger

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Facebook messenger is challenging other messaging services like whatsapp and LINE. It has just announced their new idea of integrating your phone number to the Facebook messenger, providing an SMS like service. The upcoming Facebook messenger app update will come to android first and let people sign up only with username and your phone number(this is optional on your Facebook profile). After entering the number and your name you will see your friends pop out of your contact list in your phone. This is very much like what we did when we use whatsapp and LINE.

This plan will roll out first in few regions including Australia, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Venezuela. With a simpler sign up process, people can skip the time for registering a new account on Facebook and go directly using their services. With the expected integration of other Facebook services, this would be a threat to whatsapp and LINE because if it takes over, Facebook could boost a larger platform for social media and messaging because the said two were only messaging apps without mature social platform like Facebook.

Facebook messenger’s update could also come to iOS so the following few months will be critical for us to observe.

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