Is Facebook going too far with the permissions required to run the Messenger App on Android devices?
A Huffington Post article in December called out the social media giant for basically designing their Messenger App to take over your phone without your permission or knowledge.
Facebook was not helped by its decision to force Facebook mobile users to download the Messenger app. Some of you may have already received the message telling you that, in order to continue use of Messenger, you have to download the app. This, coupled with the aggressive app permissions, sent many users into frenzy.
Facebook is saying that the concern over the permissions is overblown, and based on misinformation from bloggers.
Do you think Facebook is asking for too much access to your phone in order to use Messenger? Will this make you think twice before using Facebook Messenger in the future?