Facebook rolled out a Web version of its Messenger application Wednesday, but the social network has no plans to remove messaging functions from its website as it did for its mobile apps last year.
A Facebook spokesperson told Re/code the motivation behind a Web version of Messenger is to accommodate users who want to focus solely on messaging, and not on Facebook’s other features. Facebook does not have any plans at the current time to remove the messaging capabilities from the main site as they did on mobile. With the focus that Facebook has been putting on Messenger as a platform.
Vice president of messaging David Marcus announced the launch in a Facebook post:
We’re excited to bring you a dedicated desktop experience with the launch of Messenger.com. Check it out and, as always, let us know how we can make it better for you!
If you want News Feed updates, you’ll need to head over to regular old Facebook. The same thing applies if you feel like combing through someone’s profile. Facebook Messenger has just one purpose: messaging