Facebook Messenger wants to kill phone number in 2016

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The messaging application of the world’s largest social network has reached users. 800 million users. Facebook managed to popularize the communication application after pushing its users who want to communicate with each other a bit. Messenger is now social network independent and its goals are high.

David Marcus, vice president of messaging apps at Facebook, a blog post presented his vision for the future. He starts comparing texting to flip phones and says that texting, like old flip phones, is a thing of the past. This is followed by a long list of arguments to explain to you how far Facebook Messenger is, your future, Halleluia!

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Yes you can send text messages [avec Messenger], but you can also send stickers, photos, videos, sound clips, GIFs, your location, and money to your contacts. You can make video and voice calls at the same time without needing to know someone’s phone number.

It also states that it is not necessary to have a Facebook account to take advantage of Messenger, and the latter has the advantage of being multi-platform and therefore can be used on your smartphone as well as on your tablets or even your PC.

Not everyone wants to give their phone number to Facebook, which insists on having it to “secure your account”. We’ll see what the future holds and whether the prophecy of our friend David Marcus comes true. Ready to completely replace SMS with Facebook Messenger? or another courier?

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