Facebook Messenger Is No. 1, But Users Still Hate It

Early user downloads don't prove Messenger is successful any more than losing at a rigged game proves you had a poor strategy.

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Facebook Messenger has generated a lot of controversy among users since Facebook decided to make the app mandatory for viewing and responding to messages. Dan Frommer, the tech editor for Quartz, is declaring the app a monster hit, but on closer inspection, that may not be the case.

Frommer cites data from app analysis service AppAnnie, which indicates that Messenger “is currently the No. 1 iPhone app in eight countries, and in the top 10 apps in 126 countries.”

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