Facebook Messenger FREE
Facebook Messenger (commonly known as Messenger) is an American messaging app and platform developed by Facebook, Inc. Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone iOS and Android apps in August 2011 and standalone Facebook Portal hardware for Messenger-based calling in Q4 2018. Later on, Facebook has launched a dedicated website interface (Messenger.com), and separated the messaging functionality from the main Facebook app, allowing users to use the web interface or download one of the standalone apps. In April 2020, Facebook officially released Messenger for Desktop, which is supported on Windows 10 and macOS and distributed on Microsoft Store and App Store respectively. (Wikipedia.org)
- Download Facebook Messenger for Phone
- Phone Number is not required to use Messenger.
The sheer ubiquity of Facebook is Facebook Messenger’s best feature. Unlike virtually every other over-the-top messaging service, you probably won’t have to poke and prod your friends to sign up. And even if they are somehow not on Facebook, the full SMS replacement option means you can seamlessly send them messages from the same app. The third-party app integration isn’t as seamless as other offerings, but it rounds out an already robust slate of features including GIFs, emoji, various media, and the excellent sticker store. The recently unveiled Secret Conversations feature is icing on an already excellent cake. It’s an Editors’ Choice winner for mobile messaging on Android.
Facebook has confirmed that normal messages sent through Facebook Messenger are encrypted in transit to avoid interception, but Facebook manages the encryption keys. That means that Facebook, or law enforcement with a court order, could conceivably read those messages. Secret Conversations are encrypted using the open-source Signal protocol, and cannot be read by anyone other than you and the message’s recipient. The Signal technology is also being used to secure the excellent Signal Android app, WhatsApp messages, and Incognito messages for Google Allo.
Facebook Messenger is one of the best ways to chat over text, SMS, video, voice, or encrypted messaging and has tons of fun stickers to boot. Best of all, everyone you know probably has an account already.
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