Facebook Launches Standalone Messenger on Browsers



A few weeks ago, we told you of Facebook’s plan to use its messenger service to launch its payment service which works under the Peer to Peer model.  During its annual developer event F8, Facebook announced that it was working towards making the application crucial for business.  The plan is to use the platform as a customer service tool. In line with this, Facebook announced  partnership with two shopping sites for the service.

In plans to scale up messenger, Facebook has now launched it as a  standalone messaging tool, to the Web. For one to chat through the platform The product is accessible at Messenger.com and resides outside of Facebook, where users can already chat with their Facebook friends from a Web browser. One just needs to login to their facebook account to be able to use the service.

Messenger.com is for users who want to message without the other distractions that Facebook can provide. If you’re messaging through Facebook, that means News Feed and your friends’ user profiles are nearby. This may be in line with the plans mentioned above of payment and customer care which require a little more dedication and little distraction.

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Eric writes on business, govt policy and enterprise tech.