Facebook is now attempting to explain that, as in this portion of Martinazzi’s article: Why we're asking people to install Messenger - We're committed to providing a fast, reliable and fun messaging app that anyone in the world can use to reach the people who matter to them.
That's why we're focusing just on Messenger and moving messages out of the Facebook app.
Facebook has actually done something right, and it seems it’s being punished for its past poor behavior.
(You can listen to the Facebook Messenger discussion starting at the 8’01” mark of the podcast embedded below.) (Audio player above not working?
Facebook recently began forcing mobile users to download Messenger to continue using the chat function that was previously contained within the Facebook app, and that has spurred some user griping and negative reviews in app stores.
But the real source of resentment seems be a lack of understanding about how app permissions work, thanks partly to some misreporting of the facts on websites like the Huffington Post.
People usually respond about 20% faster when they have Messenger, and we think they'll find both apps useful in different ways.
We hope you'll try out Messenger and enjoy everything else you can do with the app, like chatting with groups and sending stickers.
We also have a Facebook privacy guide explaining how to navigate the privacy settings, with recommended settings to control your profile.
A new social networking worm in the vein of Koobface is currently doing the rounds.
A Naked Security reader, George, who had been exposed to it on Facebook reported it to us – unlike the majority of Facebook scams we report, this one actively infects your computer with malware instead of simply tricking you into taking surveys and passing on messages to other users.
For those of you who need to educate your users on how to safely use social media sites, you can download our free social media education toolkit.
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