I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. And my list of rants about why I “hate” them is long so I won’t bore you with all those. Instead I’ll get right to the point – my main rant with them recently:
The Facebook Messenger App
I’m sure you’re probably remember all the heck that broke loose when the app was first released. There was all sorts of hoopla going on and people sharing links to articles about how the app could access everything (okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic) on your phone if you installed it.
Of course all that hoopla soon died down and everyone started installing it. It took me awhile to install it and then I actually deleted it not long after installing it. I don’t plan on installing it again either. (That’s another story for another time – and no it doesn’t have anything to do with whether it can access info on my phone.)
So anyways, the whole point of this post is to say that I think I must be one of the very few people NOT using the app. Because according to a recent article I came across there are now:
500 Million Facebook Messenger Users!!!
500 million. Holy crap! That’s a whole lot of people. I guess I didn’t realize just how big this social media platform was. I mean I knew it was big but dang 500 million – I can’t even wrap my brain around that number!
Here’s a brief blurb from the article:
While Facebook Messenger has previously passed the 500 million downloads milestone, the fact that it now claims this many people are actively using it, suggests that the original shift may not have been as unpopular as first seemed. Either that, or many folks simply rely too much on Facebook to communicate with friends to resist for long.
Alright that’s enough rambling from me. Go check out the article for yourself: Facebook reveals 500 million people are now using Messenger each month. And if you’re interested you can watch the Q&A session with Mark Zuckerberg now too. That link is: Mark Zuckerberg’s AMA: Messaging app, his favorite unreleased features and Social Network movie.