Facebook messenger's popularity and efficiency has led to the company's decision to phase out Beluga group messaging service.
Facebook only acquired beluga earlier this year, but since the success of Facebook Messenger, which comes fully integrated with all Facebook's original features, the company has decided to shutdown Beluga completely.
Now that Facebook Messenger has launched worldwide in 22 languages, Beluga will start to be phased out from Nov.11th, when users will no longer be able to send messages, although old messages will still be available on Beluga's app and Website. The service will shut down completely on Dec.15th, when users will no longer have access to old message archives.
We'd like to thank you all for being such enthusiastic and loyal users. We'll continue to use your feedback to improve Messenger and make messaging your friends easier, faster and more fun, the company posted on their Website.
Facebook Messenger is available on iPhone, Android and Blackberry and allows you to send mobile messages quickly to any contact across the world. Features:
Send messages instantly to other friends who have Messenger
Chat with friends who are on Facebook
Get free push notifications for incoming messages
Add location and photos to messages
Reach friends via text message if they don't have Messenger yet
Access sent and received messages on both Messenger and Facebook
Create group conversations for making plans on the go
Add more friends to group conversations at any time
Control alert and location settings for each conversation
Beluga fans on Twitter do not seem to be too upset about the news 'Facebook messenger is basically Beluga but better,mattybikes tweeted.