Chapter Facebook told why people are forced to download a separate application for messaging




Founder and CEO of the world’s largest social networking site Facebook Mark Zuckerberg told why the users of the service made ​​to load a separate app messenger . According to him, each program must perform only one function and use the messenger to communicate much easier.


At the briefing, held at the headquarters of Facebook in Menlo Park, Zuckerberg has traditionally responded to the questions of employees, as well as – for the first time – the questions of users on Facebook. Some of the questions were personal plan.

Zuckerberg asked why Facebook has forced users who want to use social networking to communicate, download on their smartphones standalone application Messenger. “We understand that asking for a big favor by forcing all users to install Messenger», – said the head of Facebook. In his opinion, it would be better, because each application can qualitatively perform only one function.

According to statistics, users prefer to use separate applications to send messages because it is faster and more convenient. Messengers – the only kind of service that are more likely than social networks, said Zuckerberg. For example, in some countries, 85% of the population is connected to any social network, while 95% of the daily send SMS messages or via instant messengers.

Thus, Facebook would solve the problem of inconvenience of use social networks for sending messages. “We do not allow users to choose their own, install Messenger or not, because trying to build a service that will be convenient for everyone. Install Messenger on average respond to messages quickly, “- said a top manager.


At the meeting, the head of Facebook said that in 5 years in a content-based social network they will prevail video content. He spoke about this in response to a question whether coping data centers Facebook with the increasing number of published photographs. Answer it in the affirmative, the CEO said that much more important task – to prepare the infrastructure to increase the volume of the video.

At the briefing, Zuckerberg also explained why he, as many think, all the while wearing the same gray T-shirt. “I am a happy person, because waking up in the morning, I think about how to make better the lives of billions of people on the planet. And if I’m going to spend my energy on such frivolous things, I can not do their work quality, “- he said, adding that Apple founder Steve Jobs do the same.

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