No one had anticipated that it would get to a time that Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ:FB) would change rules for its Messenger. The business guru unveiled the app back in 2015, and the sign-up process was pretty easy. Users would use login identifications such as photos, phone numbers, and their names. The first ones to enjoy the new service were users in Peru, Canada, Venezuela, and the US. The company has already pulled out the ability for any user without a Facebook account to sign up for Messenger.
Why this decision?
This company’s spokesperson says that communication with friends and other close relations has been paralyzed for all those without a Facebook account. The official says that they realized that most of the people that use Messenger usually log in through Facebook. According to him, the move targets simplifying matters for users, among other things.
He says that there is no cause for worry for all the users that have been using Messenger without the company’s account. Such users shouldn’t bother doing anything according to the official.
The latest move hasn’t been a smooth transition, according to a large number of users. They complain that they have been encountering error messages indicating that restrictions had been imposed on their accounts.
Facebook says that the move is part of its progressive plans targeted at serving users with premium experiences. The company is considering unifying most of its messaging properties, including Instagram and WhatsApp, and also Messenger is going to be a part of the change.
The impact of the company’s new changes
Sources reveal that the company will be considering integrating the technical infrastructure that underlies all the above-stipulated services. Facebook says that time has finally come for it to lead the way in transforming how about three billion communicate globally. It reveals that WhatsApp has almost 1.5 billion active users every month. Instagram and Messenger, on the other hand, have almost 1 billion and 1.3 billion, respectively. The leading company says these are huge numbers, and it has the responsibility to serve them better.
The company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, says they target enabling users to communicate more easily. It will get to a point where a given user will be able to message across all networks securely and easily.