There's been a lot of talk around the Internet over the last couple of weeks about Facebook Messenger, the new app that allows iOS and Android users to send and receive Facebook private messages via their Smartphones or tablets. This app has been called everything from a pirate to just plain evil. What's the real deal? About Facebook Messenger Facebook Messenger is a stand-alone app that allows Smartphone and tablet users to send and receive private, instant messages (IMs) via their mobile devices. It's been around for a couple of years, but Messenger has come to the forefront lately because Facebook is ceasing to support IMs in their general application and is reminding users (rather incessantly) that they need to download Messenger to retain that functionality. The case against Messenger The controversy involving the Facebook Messenger App surrounds giving Facebook access to information stored on your phone, information that you've not specifically listed on Facebook. However, according to the "Wall Street Journal," the outcry stems largely from Android's policy of not letting each app creator (such as Facebook) list its own terms of service. Instead, they have to pick from a laundry list of generic terms. According to Facebook, some Continue ReadingThe post So What's the Real Deal Behind the Facebook Messenger App? appeared first on Executed Solutions | Social Media Management.