Facebook Messenger is a messaging app developed by Facebook, Inc. Formally known as Facebook Chat back in 2008, the platform has grown to become one of the worlds most used messaging app. Recently, it became the fourteenth app in the world to reach 5 Billion downloads on Google Play Store.
With this, Facebook Messenger also becomes the third app from the social network to reach this milestone, following the likes of Facebook app in 2019 and WhatsApp in early 2020. Reaching this huge amount of users shows how much people rely on Facebook for communication.
Facebook has been working to boost its chatting empire, building a cross-platform backend to eventually allow all three of its messaging apps to work together. There’s still plenty of work to be done, though, especially on the privacy front. Messenger has yet to implement end-to-end encryption, and it’ll be a while before that changes.
Even as users become more focused on privacy, this milestone serves as a reminder that apps like Signal and Telegram have a long way to go before either approach anything resembling Messenger’s popularity.
Facebook Messenger was Initial released back in August 9, 2011. The app is available on multiple platform such as Web, Android, iOS, Windows 10 and macOS. The app allows users to send messages, photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files, as well as react to other users’ messages and interact with bots. The service also supports voice and video calling.
Where To Download Facebook Messenger?
You can download the latest version of Messenger from Google Play Store, and also from the alternative link below.
- App Name: Messenger
- App Type: APK
- App Size: 31.8MB
- Developer: Facebook