Facebook's most recent attempt to force its users to install its new mobile messaging app may have back fired.
Lindsey Young a Facebook user says downloading a separate messenger app is unnecessary.
“I think it would complicate things a little bit to go through the trouble of downloading a whole new app when you can easily just get on Facebook and check the notification that you have a new message. Its just easier to open that up and reply to a message that way instead of getting a whole new app and viewing that way.” Young said.
Young isn't the only one that feels that way. There are currently over 24,000 mixed reviews left by users on the Facebook app leaving it with a one star rating in the app store.
Facebook says what makes this new app better than the original app is its new features such as free international calling and the ability to record and send videos directly to your friends without having to upload them to your phone.
Joshua Thomas said he downloaded the app and uses it to connect with friends that aren't on Facebook
“You don't want some people having your number so its like its a safety precaution for you so if you don't trust them with your number and they're not on your Facebook you can still get a hold of them.” Thomas said.
Facebook is still in the process of rolling out its messenger app it will take several weeks before all of face books mobile phone users are forced to download the separate app.