It looks like Facebook wants to get in on the real-time updates game just like Twitter. The company is letting some Messenger users subscribe to news, scores and highlights right within a one-on-one chat.
According to reports from thenextweb, this new feature was spotted when a pop-up notice that asked if he’d like to receive game updates whiles chatting with a friend on Messenger.
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It’s a neat way for Facebook to rival Twitter’s offering, as it delivers live updates in an ongoing conversation that engages both, and possibly multiple users at once. On the other hand, Twitter’s updates only appear to users privately.
It’s not clear if Facebook is only testing this with some users now or if it’s rolling this out across the US and eventually the make it available worldwide.