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August 9, 2014

No One Likes Facebook Messenger: Gets 1-Star Rating

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The Facebook Messenger split has officially arrived, forcing users of the Facebook app to download it — but they're not happy about doing so.

This has put the app in the unique position of being the number one free app in the App Store, but with about the most dismal rating an app can have.

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On Android, the app still has a four-star average — because unlike the App Store, where ratings are based on the most recent version, Google's Play's ratings are cumulative for all versions of the app. But even on Play, recent reviews are overwhelmingly negative.

This trend, by the way, is not limited to the U.S. App Store. The current version of Messenger has a 1 to 2-star average in nearly every country's App Store, according to analytics tracking firm App Annie.

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So there you have it, nothing else much to say about Facebook's move to force users to install an app they don't have a choice over. 

[Source: Mashable]