Two years ago, Facebook Messenger was separated from its parent Facebook app. It has now reached 1.5 billion monthly users.
‘We're grateful for all the people who are sending billions of messages every day and we hope to send 1 billion thank yous in the form of a new floating balloon gift that everyone can use to celebrate,’ said a spokesman for Facebook.
Messenger’s celebratory emoji
To celebrate this achievement, Facebook added a new celebratory emoji wherein one can send a balloon emoji through the Messenger app. The person receiving it will see a stream of balloons flying up their screen.
To send the celebratory emoji, open the Messenger app and send a balloon emoji. The person receiving the message will see a stream of balloons fly up their screen when they read it.
Reaching the milestone earns Messenger a place in the top three most popular apps in the world, along with Facebook and WhatsApp, all three of which are owned by Mark Zuckerberg's company. It also makes it the second most popular iOS app of all time, according to the company.
‘We remain focused on helping connect people to the people and businesses who matter most,’ said David Marcus, the vice president of Messenger.
Facebook Messenger is now among the three most popular apps among Facebook and WhatsApp, in the world....