Features could include more options for sharing content, better access for third-party developers, and the ability to host other services on top of Facebook Messenger.
Essentially, Mark Zuckerberg and his team want to turn it into a platform in its own right, according to "multiple sources" speaking to TechCrunch.
Letting you pay your friends through Messenger is just the first step, it would seem. Soon you could be messaging your mobile operator through the app or using it to keep up with the latest viral videos of the day.
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Line, for example, lets you follow your favourite sports teams and celebrities as well as ping your friends; Snapchat, meanwhile, has also broadened its horizons with the Discover page. You can expect Facebook
Messenger to follow suit in the next few months.
The rumour is that all of this new functionality is going to be unveiled at the F8 developer conference on March 25.
Sources : Techradar