This was tested by the Europe users beginning April. In the actual statement, Facebook said: “In the next few days, we’re continuing to notify more people that if they want to send and receive Facebook messages, they’ll need to download the Messenger app.” Commentators appreciated that the actual plan of Facebook to splint services out to standalone apps “will make the Facebook experience more convoluted, not less”. Not at least, at a certain point, this will become even a devices’ memory issue. But at the same time, as a positive reaction, they said that Messenger really is a much cleaner, faster, more fun way to send messages.
As CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested a week ago, Messenger would eventually be monetized by allowing payments (and this will produce money for Facebook at the same time). For the instant, Facebook is the most dominant mobile app company and probably will remain because they are investing to absorb others. However, users of mobile web, Windows Phone, iPad, feature phone, Paper, or desktop can’t be obliged, at this time, to download and use Facebook’s Messanger app.