Facebook messenger has been installed, then uninstalled, twice now. It is dispensable.
Facebook has removed message (email) functionality from its smartphone app. To regain that ability you must install a separate Facebook Messenger app. Its purpose is to elevate
Facebook messages to the level of phone calls, email and texts. No.
There is no way to lessen its grip on your phone. Some annoyances can be turned off, but only for a limited period.
They know how we’re reacting. They know what we’re saying. They can gauge how much we’ll take passively. This is all measured.
In 2014, this is what a price increase looks like. They do charge to use the service. We pay by entrusting our most personal thoughts to them. Now they want more.
The unspoken bargain is they never use it to hurt us… but who knows?