Facebook plans suite of standalone mobile apps for 2014

Facebook’s new Messenger app is lightning fast and utilitarian — a vision of the “mobile first” mentality Facebook promised one year ago. In an earnings call two weeks after Messenger launched, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reflected on how the company had “historically” moved forward by building a lot of features into its core app — and how things were about to change. “We also have a few separate apps that are widely used, such as Instagram and Messenger, our standalone messaging app,” he said. “In the future, we expect to develop more of these services to help people share.”


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