WhatsApp is one of the best instant messaging apps out there which is widely used by smartphone users around the world. Facebook Messenger is a good alternate which is also doing quite well and in few time it is expected to overcome WhatsApp and other instant messaging apps. Here are few reason which i think you should use Facebook Messenger instead of WhatsApp:
1. Only mobile. No desktop application for WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is on all ‘mobile platforms’ but one of the major reasons i felt is that when you are on your computer you may need to continue your conversation with your contacts. Just because there is no official desktop application available users either ask their contacts to join other application on desktop, or they need to stick to their phones even when they need to work on computers.
2. No file transfer from computer on WhatsApp.
Its not that you can completely not able to transfer files from your computer to your WhatsApp contact, there are ways but a bit uncomfortable ways, in this age of new-tech we are looking for quick and easy solutions. So Facebook Messenger does offer this feature you can share your files from your computer directly to your contacts on Facebook Messenger.
3. Greater contacts profiles on Facebook Messenger
Using Facebook Messenger gives access to much greater profile which is linked to each contact. In short you will get more detailed information about your contact.
Originally published at www.vakassiddiqui.com on September 11, 2013.
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