Monday, 10 November 2014

Facebook: Half A Billion People Now Use Messenger......

A few months after Facebook irked and confused its users by forcing them to download its Messenger feature as a separate app, Mark Zuckerberg has an impressive metric to tag onto the service: Messenger now has 500 million monthly active users.

That’s not far behind WhatsApp, the global messaging phenomenon that Facebook bought in February for $19 billion, which has 600 million active users by its last count.

Both services do very little to make money for Facebook, other than the subscriptions that a minority of WhatsApp users pay to use the app. But the scuttlebutt is that the new head of Facebook

Messenger, David Marcus, could add in some sort of money transfer or payments feature, given that Zuckerberg poached him earlier this year from his role as CEO of PayPal.