A large number of Facebook users are angry at the social giant after a decision to remove messaging from their native app, requiring everyone to download the Messenger app if they wish to chat with friends. The Messenger app only has 1 star on the App Store as a result of this, and that’s coming from nearly 10,000 reviewers. Users are complaining that they don’t want two seperate apps on their device to use one social network.
The Messenger app agreement terms inform you that it can access your photos, videos, and even record you while you’re talking. But that’s not all. It can also send SMS to your contacts as it wishes.
To make things clear − your privacy is being backdoored at no cost to you.
Waste of Space
As if the 63MB size of the regular Facebook app wasn’t enough, now you must install another 35MB on your hard drive.
That’s almost 100 megabytes of space allocated to Facebook on your phone. Absurd!
Here’s what users have to say about Facebook and their Messenger app.
Do your research before downloading the new @facebook messenger app. Tons of personal security breaches. Hope a class action suit hits them
— Anthony DiMoro (@AnthonyDiMoro) August 8, 2014
Evil #facebookmessenger will Read your phone’s call log, including info about incoming and outgoing calls.
— Custos (@JCos01) August 9, 2014
Delete Facebook messenger from your phone guys!! #Facebook can actually record and video you when and wherever they want to with this app
— Jasmine May (@JASMINE_MAY1) August 9, 2014
Don’t Download Messenger
Data hungry Facebook wants you to give in and install the Messenger app. Here’s advice from me and from the app reviewers: don’t download the app.
Facebook will give in sooner or later with those kind of reviews. In the meantime, you can send SMS messages to your buds, or find another messaging app tailored to your needs.