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View Poll Results: Facebook integration or Messenger App?

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  • I want to keep Facebook Integration

    48 38.40%
  • I'm sticking with the new messenger app

    68 54.40%
  • I don't use facebook

    6 4.80%
  • I don't have a preference

    3 2.40%
03-19-2014 06:10 AM
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  1. XcZachx20's Avatar
    I'm just wondering with all this new about Windows Phone 8.1 and the new Facebook messenger app, which would you prefer? Would you like WP to keep the facebook integration it has now in the messages hub or are you happy with the new app? what are your thoughts?
    anon(6101439) likes this.
    03-05-2014 10:50 AM
  2. xratola's Avatar
    Actually I understood that it will be an special Facebook app that is gonna have farther integration than the current version. Plus, it's highly beneficial for us since it will be updated frequently in contrast to the current in built Facebook that needs an OS update to see changes (that barely happen).
    Dreamspell and Dave Liao like this.
    03-05-2014 10:58 AM
  3. XcZachx20's Avatar
    This is very true and a great point. I hope to see deeper integration and more updates is always awesome for everyone! Make facebook will even make the Facebook app this time around
    03-05-2014 11:05 AM
  4. Jaskys's Avatar
    Well i would prefer integrated fb messenger if it would be outdated as **** and wouldn't show you online 24/7

    Currently i have a relief and use FB messenger, i really hope fb messenger will integrate into WP8.1 messaging hub, i prefer handling my **** there, rather than opening the app(it's fast but whatever)
    03-05-2014 11:05 AM
  5. Jan Knudsen's Avatar
    I vote for new Messenger app, because the build in, you cant send Picture or sticker
    03-05-2014 11:54 AM
  6. deadwrong03's Avatar
    I'm with the Facebook Messenger app. I'm assuming turning off fb chat in the messaging hub and using the app would be better for the battery. Plus the app can handle group and pictures which the messaging hub cant

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    03-05-2014 12:22 PM
  7. bulls96's Avatar
    Interesting thread. I was wondering about this too.

    What makes you think the messenger app is better for the battery?
    03-05-2014 12:29 PM
  8. Divjot Singh's Avatar
    Well i would prefer integrated fb messenger if it would be outdated as **** and wouldn't show you online 24/7

    Currently i have a relief and use FB messenger, i really hope fb messenger will integrate into WP8.1 messaging hub, i prefer handling my **** there, rather than opening the app(it's fast but whatever)
    it is outdated coz fb made changes more frequently than MS changed WP. That is the logical issue of having something baked in which is not in your control
    03-05-2014 12:32 PM
  9. Localhorst86's Avatar
    While I do not expect any battery differences, I am going to use the new messenger app. Mainly because it has group chats.
    03-05-2014 12:34 PM
  10. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Interesting thread. I was wondering about this too.



    What makes you think the messenger app is better for the battery?



    I would think its better because it tries to maintain a connection throughout the day within the os. There's been times I've seen it trying to connect and couldn't when i check my texts. But that's just my theory from what I've observed. I would think with the multitasking of the app

    would use less battery



    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    03-05-2014 12:36 PM
  11. pauleyKills's Avatar
    I like the new FB Messenger App. It's simple and gets the job done like sending pictures, group chat, and in fact all functions that a chatbox have. It's just a pity the Integrated Messenger is so limited.

    If you want to read an article about disagreeing or hating on the new messenger app....here is a link (article was like written by a kid with a tantrum)
    Facebook Messenger is now available on Windows Phone and its Horrible : Nokia Innovation
    Narathan likes this.
    03-05-2014 12:44 PM
  12. Nicholas Foong's Avatar
    Well the inbuilt Facebook integration in the Messaging Hub is great but it's great to have an official app.
    Last edited by rockstarzzz; 03-06-2014 at 04:48 AM. Reason: external blog links/self promotion not allowed.
    03-05-2014 06:28 PM
  13. Verkunder's Avatar
    Pros:
    Great notifications
    Great features

    Cons:
    No dark theme
    I need two notifications on my lockscreen now
    03-05-2014 09:27 PM
  14. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Current messenger stand alone app definitely. However, wait till April when this app along with new Facebook app will integrate much better than we have in built now.
    You have to realise that current integration is redundant now. Why? Because it supports messenger chat and facebook chat. Now messenger does not exist. There is no way you can add friends to messenger. You can't make new friends. With Facebook chat - it lacks features. It doesn't allow sharing of photos, videos, voice calls, stickers, viewing last seen status, viewing "typing" status. Why does it even make sense to stick to integrated one?

    WP8.1 will let other apps hook into the system apps - that is far better. You can have a choice of Skype, Facebook and hopefully Whatsapp - to hook into messaging hub. Far superior than our current integration. This way you will be able to enjoy all the facilities of apps right from your messaging hub. I have stopped using integrated chat and social network share and rather use the apps now. Yes, I am all up for WP having its own identity as "integrated around people" - but current integration is far too limited, lacks features and redundant. If what they are doing with WP8.1 brings more features, more apps to integrate and more stability, why resist?
    Jaskys and TechAbstract like this.
    03-06-2014 04:47 AM
  15. Genghis7777's Avatar
    I like the integrated approach. Less distraction.

    Sent from my Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    03-06-2014 04:54 AM
  16. Localhorst86's Avatar
    maybe I should clarify.

    I am currently using the standalone app, as it has features that the built in chat does not have. I do, however, wish the built in chat *had* those functions, that would be awesome.
    03-06-2014 05:53 AM
  17. yehuda92's Avatar
    I love the new facebook messenger, my only issue is that it seems to be a HUGE battery drain... like... cutting my battery in half...
    03-06-2014 10:29 AM
  18. Juan Pablo Ursic's Avatar
    I love the new facebook messenger, my only issue is that it seems to be a HUGE battery drain... like... cutting my battery in half...
    That huge? I've installed it in my 920 when it came out and yesterday i went to uni at 11.40 and get hack home at 20.00, used the app obviously but i didn't have to charge the phone till almost 1.00 or 2.00 AM.
    03-06-2014 11:04 AM
  19. deadwrong03's Avatar
    No drain for me still the same battery life I've been getting

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    03-06-2014 11:23 AM
  20. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    I'm glad any facebook integration is gone, I use it strictly to communicate with my peers from uni (because they all abandoned the forum, so I have no other choice), and I don't want it anywhere near my phone (or my contacts, photos, and god only knows what else facebook takes from the phone).
    03-06-2014 01:20 PM
  21. Jaskys's Avatar
    No drain for me still the same battery life I've been getting

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 928 using Tapatalk
    Same
    03-06-2014 01:22 PM
  22. imakhil_kp's Avatar
    Facebook messenger works fine for me... It has nice UI m liking it (Y)
    03-06-2014 01:34 PM
  23. The19thD0CT0R's Avatar
    I hope that with the removal of integration that damn little logo on the People tile goes away. If I don't have FB, I shouldn't have their branding, period.
    03-06-2014 03:54 PM
  24. Jonathanmr7's Avatar
    I like more Facebook Messenger but i want sometime like the bubble chat on Android or similar :( and the option to call, send audio and emotes... i know its very new the app, but hope they put these things fast
    03-06-2014 06:32 PM
  25. chmun77's Avatar
    In fact, I don't really like the hub ideas from MS. Hubs integration makes things too rigid. It also makes updates difficult and results in missing cool features from those standalone official apps. That's what makes Android and iOS work better than Windows Phone frankly speaking.
    03-06-2014 07:43 PM
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