All I can think about is how much that domain name must have cost.
Whoa, Robin Raszka! Thanks so much for your dilligent, useful work on Pttrns. Such a valuable resource.
Can't wait for the future when I get an unsolicited message from a business. It'll happen.
It definitely explains and even justifies the decision to pull Messenger completely out of the main Facebook app. Doing something like a platform for Messenger would be much more difficult if they had to build it on top of the primary app (and all of the attached dependencies).
I think it was pretty obvious this was what was happening the second they pulled it. Messaging is a pretty hot space right now.
With that said, Facebook's mobile web-app is much better than their native apps. When they removed messenger from the main app, I decided to uninstall the main app as well. It was a great decision.
interesting idea, but i can see this turning into a bloated mess very quickly. at least they used the perfect gif for this announcement.
Too bad I'm never downloading this app because of the terms of service, so I just have to be crippled when attempting to use Facebook's chat function on my phone.
Fortunately you can use chat heads from within the Paper app on iOS. No Messenger requirement there.
Hey thanks for the tip!