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Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Technology |

Facebook Messenger for Android may be used without user in Facebook

Facebook Messenger for Android may be used without user in Facebook

SMS yesterday met 20 years , two decades in which we have seen how this secondary service (that exploited a “surplus” in the GSM standard) popularized the expansion of mobile telephony in the world and, for years, became a negligible source of revenue for mobile operators. However, in the current scenario, the SMS has been superseded by services like WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger, Line and many others that we have entered the world of instant messaging and surfing the net for interactive conversations of our smartphone data. Although the market is somewhat saturated and is the undisputed leader WhatsApp, everyone wants to bid for first place or at least increase its market share. Just today, Facebook seems to take a sprint in this direction and, from now on, Facebook Messenger for Android may be used without the need for a user in this network, ie the scheme adopts performance of other services like or GroupMe in which we use our mobile phone number .

The news may sound strange but, basically, it makes perfect sense if you compare it with the requirements of GroupMe use WhatsApp or where, really, we only need to show a name and a phone number to associate. For now, this new path is only available in the version of Android and will be geographically bounded since, for now, work in India, Indonesia, Australia, Venezuela and South Africa though, as itself, the idea is to extend this functionality more countries and, of course, the iOS version of the service.

So what’s the idea? Dynamics of operation is similar to the other services, ie our login is our own phone number and what Facebook does is compare our address book with platform users, facilitating connections and, of course, removing the registry entry barrier and paving the way for more gain momentum in this race. The announcement comes at a time when rumors of Facebook’s approach to WhatsApp (with the idea of purchase), few rumors that Facebook has dissipated indicating precisely are rumors that this measure could further dissipate ( although we have used Facebook to compete with itself with cases like Instagram and Facebook Camera).

This change in the conception of Facebook Messenger, at bottom, is another example of orientation mobility segment is doing Facebook, a service that used the traditional access by login / password and now takes the convenience of validation using the user’s own phone line, ie, deleting records and facilitating the deployment and implementation (application download, install and run from the start), climbing further to the new wave of alternatives to SMS that are revolutionizing the industry mobile telephony (to the dismay of the operators).

Given the vagaries of Facebook rare in the field of mobility, this decision seems a very coherent way to address a front in which, traditionally, has not had too many Facebook hits.

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