Facebook Messenger Gets Standalone Web Platform

Picture 4-9-2015As I discussed last week, Facebook Messenger is going through some pretty big changes right now. With the addition of third-party support, Facebook is hoping to transform Facebook Messenger into its own platform. Yesterday, they extended this idea by launching, a dedicated web presence for Facebook Messenger, separating the messaging functions from the News Feed, notifications, and potentially other distracting information that usually might appear on Facebook.

Facebook users will still be able to send messages from as usual, but has been established as a chat website for those who may need to chat but don’t want to wind up endlessly clicking on the distracting social media content that can often present itself on Facebook. Currently, the features on are still somewhat limited. Users cannot yet send audio messages or send photos directly from their webcams, but it is likely that will continue to expand.

It’s also been confirmed that will allow users to interact via the third-party applications that were discussed last week. Though is only available to English-speaking users right now, Facebook plans to launch the platform internationally over the course of the next few weeks. Interestingly, does not presently feature any advertisements, but one can assume that this is likely to change in the future.

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