It was a few months ago that we reported that Facebook would be killing in-app messaging. Facebook instead prefers users to chat with the dedicated Facebook Messenger app. Facebook is now notifying users that transition will happen over the next few days.
Facebook hasn't posted an announcement about the upcoming changes. Instead they sent a statement directly to TechCrunch. Here's their message:
"In the next few days, we're continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they'll need to download the Messenger app. As we've said, our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having separate Facebook mobile messaging experiences. Messenger is used by more than 200 million people every month, and we'll keep working to make it an even more engaging way to connect with people."
We just checked the Facebook app for Android. It doesn't quite force you just yet. You can still see messages in the Facebook app if you hit the install button (taking you to the Google Play Store), and then switch back to Facebook. For now.
What do you think of the change to messaging on Facebook? Do you like the dedicated Facebook Messenger app or do you prefer using all things Facebook in one app? Sound off below.