Facebook messenger has joined the elite club of apps which has more than a billion active users. Recently, the company announced in a blog post that it has joined the three comma club in terms of active users.
This year during the Facebook developer conference F8 CEO Mark Zuckerberg had announced that the messaging platform now has more than 900 million active users per month. And yes its achievment that within 5 months it has added 100 million active users of messenger . recently messenger added some new features such as video and audio calling, stickeres, payemts with in. This is a huge number considering a social network such as twitter has managed to add just under 5 million users over a year.
The social network had released the app first in 2011 for iOS and Android. Later, it removed the chat functionality from the mobile website and the Facebook app in 2014. Forcing people to download the messenger app to chat and again it became the prefrence app to connect with people.
During the F8 conference, the company also announced that Facebook messenger will now support chatbots. For Instance, a user can chat with an Uber bot to call a cab, or a McDonalds bot to order a happy meal. Facebook opened the Bot API for the developers to build different applications.
Messenger has been adding a bunch of features this year. After chatbots, it introduced group calling for 50 people. It has also added end-to-end encryption to the platform which is going to be rolled out very soon. Yes absolutly , it has became a high featured app now!