After forcing Facebook users to download Messenger, the latter has now reached 500 million users worldwide, 200 million more than April 2014 – yes, that’s only six months ago.
Also Read: Is Facebook a Threat to YouTube?
Launched back in 2011, the standalone app rose from obscurity, after Facebook decided to pull the plug from the native messaging feature.
Facebook is currently focusing on its messaging app (especially after the acquisition of WhatsApp), and has introduced many features throughout 2014. Among them, the addition of stickers, videos, photos, free calls and a series of other bigger or smaller updates coming to our mobile phone screens every two weeks.
As the announcement reads:
[quote]This is an exciting milestone but with a half billion people relying on Messenger to communicate and connect, it is also a reminder that there is so much left for us to do.[/quote]
What is the feature you would like to see on Facebook Messenger?
- Facebook Adds More Functionalities To Newsfeed
- How We Increased Our Twitter Following By Over 400% In 1 Year
- Memeoirs Turns Your WhatsApp Conversations Into Book
You might also like
More from Facebook
Instagram is bringing Reels Ads placements to its Marketing API, available on all current Marketing API versions - without an …
Facebook has announced the date for its 2021 Communities Summit to bring together community builders, announce new features, and more.
Facebook is launching new initiatives for Horizon creators, including a new $10M Creator Fund to support the creator and developer …
Facebook is testing a new option allowing users to share a post with multiple groups at once, contradicting to past …
Facebook Messenger partnered with Dr. Papadopoulos to help users maintain emotional well-being through Messenger’s privacy features.
Facebook’s Transparency Center has detailed a list of 28 types of offensive posts that see their reach reduced in News …
Facebook is welcoming two new additions to the Portal family and launching Portal for Business with new Work Accounts.
Facebook is offering two new ways for eligible small and medium businesses in the US to access capital more easily.
A new academic study found that misinformation on Facebook received six times more engagement than real news.