Facebook mins Messages equals Facebook & Facebook Messages

So Facebook have announced that they are removing messages from their main app. You should now use the standalone Facebook Messages app to access them. Ok that seems pretty simple, if only slightly annoying. Its another app to download, but ok. But wait, this only applies to the phones. Tablet versions of the Facebook app will still allow you to use messages. If you visit the website the messages will still be usable, you don’t need to visit another separate website.

I’m not really sure why Facebook have made this decision & made it apply only to phones. If anything, it is just going to confuse users as it is no longer a similar experience cross platform. Now how you use the service will change based on your device, where previously it did not matter what device you were using – it was the same everywhere.

I wonder what their logic & reasoning is behind this change.