Facebook Messenger has grown a ton since it was initially presented as Facebook Chat in 2008. Since it propelled, it has developed from an exceptionally straightforward online messaging system to one that supports video and group chats on both Android and iOS. With the presentation of a few new features in 2017, Facebook Messenger saw its greatest year yet, with more than 1.3 billion users all around.
In 2017, there were more than 7 billion discussions occurring on Facebook Messenger consistently. That is almost one discussion for every individual around the world. Facebook announced that holidays were the most prominent time for individuals to interface by means of Messenger, with New Year’s, Mother’s Day, and Valentine’s Day being the most active days. Yet, even on a normal day, 260 million new discussion threads were begun.
Consistently, Facebook conveyed new features to Messenger. Not long ago, Facebook added reactions and mentions to group Messenger chats. Group users can add diverse emoticons to each thread in the discussion, as well have the ability to notify a specific individual in the group chat. The progressions give off an impression of paying off.
A normal of 2.5 million group chats were begun on Facebook Messenger consistently in 2017. Group chat sizes varied, yet Facebook said the normal Messenger group chat contained around 10 individuals. Individuals appeared to like the new responses feature also, with more than 11 billion reactions shared since March.
1.3 billion users show tremendous growth for the messaging application
Video chats on Facebook Messenger had an immense year too. In 2017, the quantity of real time video chats on Facebook Messenger dramatically increased to 17 billion.
While some of this development can be credited to changes in front cameras on cell phones, Facebook trusts a huge segment of video chat development can be ascribed to new highlights — gather video chat and AR highlights.
Just about a year prior, Facebook added group video chat to Messenger, a component effectively accessible on different stages like WhatsApp and Viber. In June, Facebook added more AR highlights to video chat, enabling individuals to apply Snapchat-like filters to their discussions, and responses. These new highlights make Facebook Messenger a completely proficient contender to other comparable messaging applications.
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