Facebook Switches To Messenger For Chat

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By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) - Facebook mobile users will no longer be able to chat directly through the main app,  and will have to download a secondary app, according to reports.

Facebook is now phasing out the function on its app, and will now require users to download the separate Messenger app, CNET reports.

According to the post, Facebook users will be prompted to download the Messenger when they try to send a message in the app. Pending messages will be available in the Facebook app, but once users tap the messages button, the Messenger app opens.

Users will still be able to see pending messages within the main Facebook app. They can also still tap the messages button in the Facebook app, but then they’ll be sent over to Messenger.

There are more than 200 million people using Messenger monthly, CNET stated.

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