Dear Facebook: Please don’t deliberately make your mobile app suck worse than it already does. Thanks.
This is the only way I can describe the strategy currently being implemented to remove the messages feature from the mobile app and force people to utilize the separate Facebook messaging app instead. Whatever the reasons are for you doing this, they aren’t good enough.
It took long enough for me to finally install your mobile app. I was already hesitant enough about that, and now you want to take away some of its functionality. I never did install the messenger app, and probably will resist that as well. I don’t want to be constantly messaging people. I use it primarily as a type of centralized email. I’ll probably just wait to answer and/or send Facebook messages when I’m using the non-mobile app.
Given that, all you’ve done (with respect to me personally) is tick me off and make your mobile app less useful. There’s a chance it may prompt me to use the Facebook messenger app someday, but it doesn’t seem likely. My Facebook messages just aren’t that urgent right now. Oh, and you’ve pushed me just that much more toward being willing to try the next social media craze that might one day replace Facebook. One will someday.
Of course, this is just another schmuck ranting angrily about Facebook. Even I’m bored by that. And, of course, Facebook won’t care either way. Why should Facebook listen?
I just wanted to rant to feel even a little better about this minor annoyance, since there isn’t much more to do about it.