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.
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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:
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