Friday, December 19, 2014   

Facebook pushes smartphone chats to Messenger
(04-10 10:13)

US social network, Facebook, began pushing smartphone chats between friends to a stand-alone Messenger application
The move to make members resort to Messenger for text exchanges on the move comes shortly after Facebook outlined a strategy to focus on specialized “apps'' for smartphones and tablets.
“Today we are starting to notify people that messages are moving out of the Facebook app and over to the Messenger app,'' Facebook said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.
“To continue sending messages on mobile, people will need to install the Messenger app.''
The change coming in an update to Facebook applications for iPhones and Android-powered mobile devices is starting in “a handful'' of countries in Europe.
Messenger was touted as a speedier and superior tool for chats. The switch also lets Facebook focus engineering resources on honing one application instead of dividing resources between two.
Some questioned the wisdom of making Facebook users switch between apps when wanting to engage friends in chats.—AFP


   
Other Business breaking news:
UK retail sales surge thanks to 'Black Friday' (12-18 18:31)
Cautious Japanese firms holding record assets: BoJ (12-18 17:24)
German business confidence grows in December (12-18 17:23)
Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rate (12-18 17:03)
Hang Seng finishes higher, Shanghai down (12-18 16:35)
Ruble rallies in early trading on day of Putin press conference (12-18 15:42)
Nikkei soars on weaker yen (12-18 14:59)
Hang Seng up by lunch (12-18 12:35)
Fed says can be 'patient' on rate rise (12-18 12:11)
China's home prices continue to cool, declines narrowing (12-18 12:09)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.