Jack Kent, principal mobile analyst at IHS Technology told Mail Online that by splitting Facebook services, it reduces the different ways in which the site has to handle messages in its standard app and site.
Users log in with their Facebook credentials and the site automatically imports their contacts and current chats. No other Facebook buttons, including links to the News Feed, are visible, but settings (pictured) can be managed using the gear icon in the top left-hand corner is the latest addition to the much-maligned service.
Others are expected to have access in the coming weeks.
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It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.
If you're messaging with someone and realize that words just aren't enough, you can simply choose the video icon in the top right corner of the screen and start a video call right from within an existing Messenger conversation.
And Messenger can now be used for making payments to friends (right)Elsewhere, the Messenger team is working with partners including ESPN and the Bad Robot film production company owned by Hollywood director J. Abrams to release applications that work on the Messenger platform.
One of these Messenger upgrades was designed to connect customers with companies (example pictured), called Messenger Business.
'You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire.' Location-sharing is already a common feature on other social apps, including Snapchat's Snap Map and Facebook Messenger.