Facebook’s grip on Messenger got tighter today. Thestated it’s needing brand-new individuals who register for its Messenger interactions app to connect it to their Facebook account, successfully requiring them to expose their identities and connect their interactions to their social networking profile.
Facebook made the relocation, which was previously reported by VentureBeat, due to the fact that “the vast majority of people who use Messenger already log in through Facebook and we want to simplify the process,” a Facebook spokesperson stated in a declaration. Existing Messenger accounts that aren’t connected to Facebook profiles will not require to make any modifications, in the meantime.
In 2015, Facebook started letting individuals register for its messaging service, and not a profile.
The change comes as Facebook prepares toMessenger with its Instagram photo sharing site and WhatsApp text message replacement service. As it makes these changes, Facebook said communications between the three services, all of which it owns, will be , meaning only the sender and receiver should be able to view the messages.
Facebook isn’t just more tightly connecting its three massive social networks. It’s also said it plans to make communications on its services generally more private, shifting to private group chats and person-to-person communications instead of the public broadcast “news feed” style the company’s become known for.
“I believe the future is private,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said earlier this year. “This is the next chapter for our services.”