This was announced through Facebook’s Director
of Product Management, Peter and here is an excerpt from the post.
Messaging is an important part of how people stay connected and since Messenger launched in 2011 we’ve been passionate about giving people a faster and more expressive way to communicate.He continued…
Today more than 500 million people are using Messenger each month and we’re more committed than ever to make it the best possible messaging experience.Remember we were all forced to download the messaging app in August after Facebook decided to make messaging have a standalone app. This definitely led to the increase in the monthly users of this app. I hate it whenever am been forced to do what i don't want to do like I was forced to download the Facebook Messenger. Thumbs to his idea I love it. I wanna be like him one day but better than him.