In light of the exponential rise of Android users and information sharing becoming increasingly popular, Facebook decided to introduce multiple accounts on Messenger.
The company’s representatives have recently announced that soon all their users will be able to access multiple accounts on Messenger and possibly have an integrated SMS support, as well.
However, these changes are only available for the Android version, the iOS interface remaining the same as it was before. While the team is still busy working on reconfiguring the application so that it runs smoothly, only a small number of users inside the US can currently test it.
This new feature is said to make a lot of people happy, considering the fact that there is a large segment of the population these days that shares the same device with family, friends or colleagues.
If you are worried about privacy, you should know that there will not be any issues in this regard, since all the accounts are still password protected.
When the SMS service was withdrawn by the company back in 2013, the company executives claimed it was due to its unpopularity, however certain social media experts believe that this decision was made in order to ramp up more support for the Messenger application.
Seeing how this service has garnered enough appreciation that it has over 800 million users worldwide, that makes it probable for the SMS service to reappear also. This could also be connected to Zuckerberg’s vision outlined this year, which is to make all phone numbers gradually disappear.
Facebook has done a lot of pushing and promoting in recent months to make its Messenger application more popular. Last year the company introduced a partnership with Uber, which allowed the consumers to request rides and to pay through Facebook’s messaging platform.
They are currently working on a similar collaboration with Lyft, an American transportation company. The payments are said to be processed by Braintree, which operates in the PayPal family.
The changes were first discovered by Android Police, which reported that some of their users saw the new options being displayed on their app. The SMS feature is also available for a restricted number of Android users, while the others will have to wait until the beta testing is finished.
This new multiple account feature could represent a major win for the company, as it has the potential to attract more advertisement from popular brands, thus making their revenue stream even larger than it was before.
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