In the past, the social-media giant used forced attempt on its users to embrace its Messenger app for communication. Facebook disabled messages in the main Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) app to push users to the app. There was big reaction from the user as they complained about privacy violation and some of them simply prefer switch to another app.
In spite of all that the plan seemed successful as approximately above 900 million people that equal to more than 4 times the number of users in 2014 have switched to the App.
But some of the users didn’t like it at all, manipulating an escape to evade Messenger. All they had to do was get into Facebook’s mobile website through a smartphone browser such as Safari or Chrome.
Facebook is now trying to fill these loopholes. In some countries, the company has blocked mobile browser access to messages on Android phones. In others, initial messages on Facebook’s mobile website will give user a caution that “your conversations are moving to Messenger” and a link to download the app. The company plans to spread the ban to all markets and to Phone users in the future, it says.
Facebook said in a statement that it wants only “to bring the best experiences we can” to users. The Messenger app offers more steadfast notifications about incoming messages and runs more swiftly, the company says.
This might not be a big deal to many users, mainly anyone who’s long since made their peace with Messenger. However some of the Users are arguing that it is annoying that company is telling them what is best experience for the them and even they have browser on the phone, why are they force to get the massager App.
According to reports, just in the U.S., almost 149 million people visited Facebook’s website on a smartphone or tablet during April, according to the research firm comScore, who doesn’t compile worldwide data for mobile browser traffic.
One the other hand, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) seems to have canny plans. Embedding Messenger on more phones holds a larger audience for advertising and other moneymaking prospects. The company doesn’t comment on such plans, and Messenger is currently ad-free. But analysts think the app will go on to generate billions of dollars in advertising revenue within just a few years.
The social networking giant has a long history of pushiness. Ten years ago, it started circulating the status updates that users posted on their personal pages throughout the social network. The concept, known as a “news feed,” is now the base of modern Facebook, even though it initially prompted protests about revealing too much personal information.