Facebook Messenger hits 500M user milestone

by Justin Lafferty
Facebook Messenger — the standalone app where Facebook users check messages — has hit 500 million monthly active users, the company announced Monday. The controversial app, which was attacked for confusingly-worded and scary-sounding permissions, launched in 2011 and has grown considerably. Nearly half of Facebook’s 1.35 billion users now have the Messenger app on their phone.Read the full article