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MESSENGER. A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character.
     2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an officer who is authorized to execute the lawful commands of commissioners of bankrupts.

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You can no longer see new messages on the Facebook app nor can you view old messages unless you install Facebook Messenger.
However, it seems likely that that he two messaging services will eventually be merged, possibly under the WhatsApp brand that has greater resonance with consumers that Facebook Messenger.
Provider of digital security solutions Gemalto (Euronext:GTO) announced today the expansion of its LinqUs Facebook for SIM software application to include Facebook Messenger.
Popular messaging apps in US like WhatsApp, Viber and Facebook Messenger launched between 2009 and 2010, whereas, WeChat, China's most popular messaging app with 91% of respondents using the app, launched in 2011.
While, in many Asia Pacific and Latin American countries, the data reveals a strong preference for chat apps like Whatsapp Messenger and Facebook Messenger.
Users in the United States and many countries in Asia and Europe reported that they were unable to log on to the websites of Facebook, Instagram and corresponding mobile apps including Facebook and Facebook Messenger from around 0600 GMT.
Top 10 Free/Paid Apple iOS Apps Of 2014: Facebook Messenger, Minecraft, YouTube, Heads Up, Snapchat - [(http://au.
Facebook's dedicated chat app, Facebook Messenger, was the most downloaded free app for iPhones in 2014, ahead of other social networking apps WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram.
De Armas did not have a phone to coordinate business, so she used the Facebook messenger service as well as apps on her tablet including Kik and Snapchat.
The Commission found that Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are not close competitors and that consumers would continue to have a wide choice of alternative consumer communications apps after the transaction.
A way to avoid downloading the Facebook Messenger app has been found
0 of Facebook Messenger includes a new messaging interface allowing people to see a single row of icons that will allow them to insert multimedia content quickly.