Facebook is working on making its Messenger app a one stop shop for all your wants or needs so you never have to leave Facebook. The company is trying to make Messenger a place where you can use other services but use them through Facebook. The example The Daily Caller gives is Open Table. Facebook wants you to use Open Table to make your reservations but use it through Messenger so you never leave Facebook. Integrating services into Messenger is a big challenge and one those services will have to be on board for.
Facebook has a huge amount of active users and the company is moving to maximize its hold on that body of users. If they can keep users on Facebook then there is no need for them to venture out looking beyond Facebook. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Facebook attempt to make itself into a search engine in the near future. These strategic moves are most certainly a move to try and tear users away from Google and its services.
Facebook users are already required to download the Messenger app if they want to use messaging on their mobile browser. Messages cannot be accessed through the Chrome or Safari mobile. Earlier this month the company also required their users to download the Facebook Moments app in order to keep their synced photos. Facebook is walling off the users who have a lot invested into Facebook services in hopes they’ll simply never leave Facebook.
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