Facebook Messenger 5.0 hits iOS and Android (Update)

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  • Tornado15550

    Why not merge Messenger with the Facebook app? I still don’t see the need to have two different apps when one can fulfill the purpose.
    Edit: Also, when will Facebook fix the insane amount of ram it eats. Right now on kitkat both Fb and messenger are using a combined 80MB of ram, and often go above 120MB.
    This isn’t a problem for devices with 2GB of ram or more, but for older flagships with 1GB or entry level devices with even lesser ram, it slows the device down to a crawl.

  • Tornado15550

    Why not merge Messenger with the Facebook app? I still don’t see the need to have two different apps when one can fulfill the purpose.
    Edit: Also, when will Facebook fix the insane amount of ram it eats. Right now on kitkat both Fb and messenger are using a combined 80MB of ram, and often go above 120MB.
    This isn’t a problem for devices with 2GB of ram or more, but for older flagships with 1GB or entry level devices with even lesser ram, it slows the device down to a crawl.

    • Noah Roesler

      I disagree. I use the messenger app all the time but I don’t even have Facebook installed. If the messenger app could also text it would make it perfect.

    • bicecream

      It could, all you have to do is turn on sms feature.

    • bicecream

      Nevermind it’s removed, and also I HATE the new messenger, it sucks. All the options that you have for adding a photo or sticker is now right under the messaging space so whenever you want to edit your message you will accidentally touch one of those short cuts for no damn reason. It sucks. They need to give us back the old messenger…

  • Exikle

    I’m pretty sure (don’t quote me though, I may be wrong). But you get forced to use the facebook messenger app now instead of the regular app to message people