Don’t Freak Out About the Facebook Messenger App
You might hate being forced to use Facebook Messenger — but that doesn’t mean the app is invading your privacy or part of some vast conspiracy to track all of your actions.
In the days since Facebook started requiring iPhone and Android users to download the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app to continue chatting with friends and family members, the backlash has been swift.
As Facebook is well aware, its users do not like change (see News Feed, Beacon ads, Timeline, OpenGraph, the Instagram terms of service changes, and every design change in the company’s 10-year history). So it’s not surprising to see Facebook Messenger as the number one app in the App Store (because everyone is being prompted to download it), or that it has a 1-star rating (because everyone is being prompted to download it). Read more…
Via: Social Media