Two weeks ago Facebook unleashed a new app, a messaging app and not a much needed chat app. I’m a little late to tell you how much it blows, but I still feel it is relevant to discuss.
It’s available for both iPhones and Android devices and is supposed to make it easier reach you FB friends. However, I think this is the most unnecessary app I’ve ever seen, especially when it’s made by the second largest internet company in the world.
An engineer for Facebook, Lucy Zhang told the press,
“Messenger is a separate app, so it only takes one click to get to your messages or send a new one. Messages are delivered through notifications and texts, so your friends are more likely to get them right away,”
I thought the regular Facebook app sent messages just fine? Are you saying that the original FB app doesn’t work and instead of making an update for it, you made a whole new app? And in order for people to get the messages faster I assume they have to download the app too? Well, I refuse, they refuse, we all refuse. Suck it Facebook.
Here’s the rundown, you open the app, you log in, you see your messages and you can send photos, and can send group messages. That’s it. It doesn’t do anything unique, beyond that.
Epic Fail. #AOTS