Nearly a couple of years after removing the messaging feature from its main app, Facebook has revealed that soon users of its mobile Web app too will also need the standalone Messenger app for accessing the chat functionality.

Those using the mobile Web app are currently getting the following notice:

While the feature hasn’t been disabled as of now, it surely won’t be long when Messenger will be your only mode of communication with your Facebook contacts on mobile.

The reason behind the move is obvious: the social networking company wants its Messenger app to grow. The app crossed the 900 million users milestone in April, and it’s reasonable to say that Facebook wants the app to hit the 1 billion users mark as soon as possible.


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