I have a fairly new smartphone and it’s been a great tool for my business – I can be about anywhere and my clients and family can get in touch with me with a phone call, text, email, or a Social Media message.
With all the good things it offers, one negative thing has surfaced: it’s Facebook Messenger wanting to be my default text messaging application. I haven’t researched this much but I will after I write this blog. My previous smartphone didn’t have this annoyance that I recall.
Every few weeks (I think) an alert appears saying something like “Messenger wants to be your texting app. Allow or Deny?” If I deny, I can’t text message with any app so I have to allow. Then when I’m in Facebook, my test messages show up which I don’t want. They need to be separate. It’s also harder to text someone when I’m in the FB messenger. Then somehow the default texting app goes back to Messages. I have a client asking me about the same thing. Has anyone else had this issue?
For the time being, I removed the FB messenger app from my phone and see if I can survive with Messages.