Friday January 08, 2016

Facebook Wants The Phone Number To Disappear

When Facebook says they want the phone number to disappear, what the company is really saying is that they just want you to use Messenger for everything. Personally, I'm not buying into this idea of using Messenger for all my communications needs. Are you?

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And just like the flip phone is disappearing, old communication styles are disappearing too. With Messenger, we offer all the things that made texting so popular, but also so much more. Yes, you can send text messages, but you can also send stickers, photos, videos, voice clips, GIFs, your location, and money to people. You can make video and voice calls while at the same time not needing to know someone’s phone number. You don’t need to have a Facebook account to use Messenger anymore, and it’s also a cross platform experience آ– so you can pick up where you left off whether you’re on a desktop computer, a tablet, or your phone.