Facebook Messenger is really looking to expand in a big way, taking on WeChat, LINE, and even its own WhatsApp Messenger in the messaging space and beyond. While payments were hinted in the company’s Q2 earnings call, Facebook is also doing even more.
The company is reportedly integrating Uber into its Messenger service. Like the aforementioned payments, it’s not clear how the Uber integrated service would work in practice.
this partnership would give Messenger an exclusive feature while allowing Uber to cater to 200 million monthly users
The good news for the company, should this prove to be true, would be that it would give Facebook Messenger an exclusive feature while also giving Uber the advantage of catering to an additional 200 million customers that utilize the app every month to stay in touch with family and friends.
A potential Uber integration can be seen as a way for Facebook to keep its Messenger app relevant against WeChat, which recently partnered with Easy Taxi to allow its users to book cabs via the app. When we find out more about Facebook and its plans regarding Messenger, we’ll update this article.
Facebook Messenger can be downloaded on most major mobile platforms.