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Facebook F8: Messenger as standalone platform, LiveRail and much more

Facebook F8: Messenger as standalone platform, LiveRail and much more

Facebook F8: Messenger as standalone platform, LiveRail and much more

Facebook is all set to make its social networking site more interactive. This is why the company is doing everything to make it connected to its users’ daily lives. One of the most frequently used Facebook feature, namely Facebook Messenger is being made all the more user friendly and feature rich.

Now the company has thrown open its Messenger service for developers to develop apps. Though there are till now no details as to how these apps are going to benefit developers and how these will be monetized, the news has created a sort of enthusiasm in the tech circle across the world.

facebook-paper appThis is not all. The company is also going to let shoppers to communicate directly with showroom owners and retailers. It is needless to say that the company is working overtime to actually convert its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform like Facebook itself. The company is working hard to make it a standalone product with very rich features.

The social networking giant has around 1.4 billion members or quarter of the world’s total population. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg while talking about it says, “This is just the first step toward creating better sharing experiences across this whole family of apps”. The company has really worked hard and has amassed a collection of mobile apps in recent years, including photo-sharing app Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired for $19 billion in 2014.

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