Facebook may be soon to focus further on its standalone Facebook Messenger application, and removing all messaging functions from its main Facebook app in order to force users to use the standalone Messenger application.
This is according to a report by TUAW, who stated that Facebook recently sent out emails to the users of its Facebook application, letting them know about the changes.
Here’s a excerpt from the email:
“We wanted to let you know that messages are moving out of the Facebook app to our Messenger app, a free app that’s faster and more reliable for everyday messaging. Messenger also includes: new ways to send photos and videos, voice calls, stickers, group conversations and more.”
“Soon, we’ll start guiding you to get started with Messenger. After a few days, you’ll also see a reminder notice in the Facebook app, where you’d normally see your messages. At that point, we’ll ask you to install Messenger or go to the Facebook website to view and send messages. You’ll still see new message notifications in the Facebook app, and it’ll be easy to switch between Facebook and Messenger.”
It will be interesting to see how Facebook users react to these changes.