New Facebook Messenger redesign will be more iOS 7-like.

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kappaknight, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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  2. vaultwit macrumors regular

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    Can someone tell me what the purpose/benefit is of having the FB Messenger app in addition to the regular FB app? There is a messaging feature built into the regular app, with perfectly working push notifications and everything. Why does there need to be a separate messenger app? Am I missing something?
     
  3. kappaknight thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For me personally, I allow push notification from the Messenger app, but not the FB app itself. There would be way too many notifications popping up for me if I kept track of all the FB activities on my feed.

    Also, it's nice not having to drag the circle down to X it out after every single chat/interaction. Granted, I know these are small things compared to the big picture, but I do use this app more than the other 50 I have on my phone that I haven't touched in over a year. <shrug> To each their own...
     
  4. dominic252 macrumors member

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    Landscape typing. I don't really see the point of it either, yet I still use it and like it more than the Facebook app. Not too sure why, either
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Some don't really use Facebook at all or don't use it much, but because they might have a lot of friends that do they end up using Messenger for messaging quite a bit. Others who even do use Facebook fairly often might not really want to launch and have it running a lot of the time just to message as Facebook itself is a much more bloated app in comparison to just Messenger. Beyond that, as I recall, Messenger also offers some more and/or easier to access features (like landscape typing, easier/faster to control notifications, etc.).
     
  6. Primejimbo, Oct 29, 2013
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    Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I just love people who think they are "too cool" for facebook and stuff :rolleyes: . Personally I like it to keep in contact with friends and family all over the country. I have gotten closer to a few friends and family because of it also.
     
  7. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    People with friends do.
     
  8. rocat1997 macrumors regular

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    Messenger is the only way I've been able to get push notifications from Facebook if someone texts me. Before I installed it, Facebook wouldn't show a text or any kind of notification. Now, when someone texts, I get lock screen notifications.
     
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    is this a serious question?
     
  10. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    It's all about that GroupMe or simply texting them...

    Other than photos, Facebook is useless.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It sure is...except for those that it isn't.
     
  12. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    Well Facebook offers a nice, free chat service with Messenger. Not everybody has an iMessage, not everybody has a Google+ Account for hangouts...most have Facebook and I personally think its great at what it does.
     
  13. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Some people don't see the need for facebook, that's cool.

    But the fact is they have over a billion users and apparently 800 million active mobile users monthly. Being surprised that people still use it, and scoffing at the idea that there would be a need for this is pretty ridiculous.

    I like having a separate app for messages because it's clean and to the point. This redesign seems to make it even cleaner and nicer to use. I'm all for it.

    And +1 to what everyone said above about keeping in touch with family and long lost friends.
     
  14. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't say anything about iMessage, just texting. Everyone I know has a number.
     
  15. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure for phones, but iPods, iPads, tablets? Messenger really unifies them all.
     
  16. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately, yes. I know a lot of people who use the regular Facebook app, and the Facebook messenger app. I can hardly stand Facebook on the iPhone so I only use that. Occasionally, I'll delete it and just use it on the mobile web, but I get so annoyed with Facebook at times. I'd love to just delete it but unfortunately that's how I keep in contact with some of my family members. They'd rather message me on Facebook then text or call, so sad.
     

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