Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has made it necessary for its users to use its Messenger App in order to send or receive messages on Facebook. This announcement has caused a lot of stir because most of the users find the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Messenger app teasing and insecure. Discussing this issue in a program on Fox Business, Digital Trends Editor-in-Chief, Jeremy Kaplan, said that Facebook’s Messenger App is technically not that bad, it’s the interface, settings and random nudges that is making it teasing for the users. Kaplan thinks that questioning the messenger app’s privacy settings is not practical, because Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s app needs the access to contacts and photos to craft a user friendly environment in the app. He said that Facebook must get rid of the user agreement questions that keep on appearing in the app, especially in the Android version.
“It’s so strange that we all love this company, we all use this company, we despise this company. They have such a hard time keeping track of what their own customers actually want, it’s not that hard. We don’t want to be told what to do, we don’t want these weird privacy things, let us be in touch with our friends,” said Kaplan.
Kaplan also said that social media services like Instagram and Pinterest also have many security and privacy issues and the security threats are not only limited to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Messenger App. He said that the modern social media evolution has lead us to the time where we have to compromise on some aspects of our privacy to enjoy the famous social media services.