Facebook Messenger Reviews

Can it be all so simple

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Annoying is that now you have to keep all these facebook apps instead to have everything in one box.

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Terrible, terrible, terrible. Facebook Messenger is slow and a battery hog. On my Xperia XZ1 Compact, it was sometimes responsible for almost 50% of my battery drain – even if I never opened the app on that day, and didn't get any messages. The same was the case on my three previous Android phones as well. Just to clarify once more: I was able to almost double the battery life of all of my smartphones by simply uninstalling Facebook Messenger. Who knows what the heck this thing is doing in the background. When people complain to me about their phone's battery life, the first two questions I ask them are "are location services turned on?" and "do you have Facebook Messenger installed?". Many people have thanked me for the latter question.

Not to mention that Facebook Messenger is yet another messaging app that tries to be the only messenger app you need on your phone. How many of those are there at this point? And Facebook's attempt was so late to the game that there's no excuse.

Of course, the worst thing is that Facebook try to shove this Messenger down your throat like their entire revenue depended on it. The main Facebook app was perfectly able to support messaging your friends, until it was deliberately disabled and removed once Messenger was introduced. Of course you can still see that someone wrote to you, it's just that instead of showing you the content, all it will do is send you to the App Store page of Messenger.

They have even sunk as low as to try and detect if you are visiting the Facebook website from a mobile phone, and hide your messages from you if you are. As of now, the "Show desktop version" option of most mobile browsers still works to regain access to your messages. Any bets on when they lock that down, too?

I'm not usually part of the Facebook-bashing mob, but I get very upset when companies behave like this and keep trying to find new ways to piss off their customers. Facebook, you can stick your Messenger where the sun doesn't shine.

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No user privacy (app's uploading your contact list to Facebook servers), phone number-issued accounts doesn't work unless all your friends allow sending their contacts, which means you need a Facebook account, ads included, no public API for alternative apps

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I get connected & be with everyone anytime

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i like messenger cuz all my friends are using it

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