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Facebook set to add third-party apps to its Messenger app

During its
upcoming F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco next week, Facebook reportedly
plans to announce that it’s opening up its Messenger to third-party apps,
reports Mashable

During its
upcoming F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco next week, Facebook reportedly
plans to announce that it’s opening up its Messenger to third-party apps,
reports Mashable

The social
network giant is set to announce about 20 third-party services, whose apps will
work on top of Messenger when the integration rolls out, reports Mashable,
citing sources. Facebook will most likely expand the capability to more
developers following the initial rollout.

    

The upcoming
update to Messenger is the company’s latest in a series of moves that have
vastly expanded the reach of Messenger over the last year. Facebook first
launched Messenger as a standalone app back in 2011.

Last year, the
company announced that it would be shifting mobile messages out of the main
Facebook app entirely. Since then, Facebook has been steadily beefing up
Messenger’s feature set, most recently with the addition of peer-to-peer mobile
payments.
 Opening up
the service to third-party developers will make Messenger its own platform, rather
than a supplement to Facebook’s main’s service.

 

 

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