Facebook’s standalone messaging app Messenger has crossed 800 million active monthly users, inching closer to the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger’s 900 million active monthly users. Messenger was released as a standalone app for web in 2014. The company plans to make money through ads on Messenger but did not provide a timeline for the same. Messenger developments: - Readers would like to note that Facebook had launched a revamped version of its Messenger app, allowing users to sign up even without a Facebook account way back in 2012, a service it re-launched in June 2015 to allow users sign up with only a phone number. - In June, Messenger introduced location sharing on Messenger, where users could send a map of their whereabouts, accessible from the ‘More’ icon. - During its F8 conference in March, Facebook said that it would be…
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