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Facebook to add 'secret conversations' to Messenger app to boost usage

Mr Marcus expects the fast pace of product releases to continue, saying "to make Messenger your preferred and primary communication platform, we have to build capabilities different from anyone else".

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TWO years ago, Messenger, a photo and text messaging service, appeared to be almost an afterthought at Facebook, the social networking giant.

Messenger often took a back seat to the limelight enjoyed by Whats- App, the messaging app that Facebook had bought...