After all of the warnings and being asked in app to download the stand alone messenger it is going to be the only option soon. TechCrunch is reporting that the new requirement will role out slowly starting in Europe. Over the next 2 weeks there will be multiple notifications telling the users they need to get the new app before it becomes mandatory. The only way to get around it is have an android phone that is to old to run the messenger app, use the web app, or use a different Facebook stand alone app Paper. TechCrunch has an interview posted with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg where he says that having messaging inside the main app causes more friction to replying to messages. Not quite sure what friction he means but this is happening one way or the other. If you want to see the TechCrunch interview check out the link below.
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