Video: Why Facebook wants you to download its messenger app

Another day, another app. Over the next few days Facebook will start requiring users to download its messaging app if they want to continue sending private messages.

The app, appropriately named Messenger, is a stand-alone application iOS and Android users can download. It will open up chat "bubbles" outside the Facebook application to allow users to chat with friends, place Internet-based phone calls, send photos and more.

In a statement given to TechCrunch, Facebook said, "Our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having separate Facebook mobile messaging experiences."

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