Author: Katlynne Davis

Katlynne Davis is a first year PhD student at the University of Minnesota in the Rhetoric and Scientific & Technical Communication program.

As Facebook’s designated chat application, Facebook Messenger garnered 1.2 billion active users in April 2017, adding 200 million users in a matter of eight months (Constine, 2017).  The popularity of Messenger is undoubtedly tied to the popularity of Facebook, and its desire to incorporate the features of other social media apps into its design (Chowdry, 2017). Messenger allows users the ability to not only send text messages, but to make voice and video calls, and to send money, files, stickers, edited photos, and GIFs via the platform. Users can create groups that allow them to chat or play games with…

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