New ‘Messages’ App Allows Users To Chat With Friend’s Friends Who Are Actually Speaking To Them
By Cary McRobotface
BROOKLYN, NY—Hailing the service as a valuable educational tool that students can use to expand their horizons and build meaningful connections to the people they normally don’t get to talk with, sources at Muddy Waters Middle School confirmed Friday that a new app entitled “Messages” allows users to chat with friends’ friends who are actually talking to them. “We’ve found that the best way for this class of students to develop their conversational skills is to spend an hour in a classroom and see what friends are talking about in real-time,” said instructor of communication and technology Gary Watts, adding that the app’s interactive, easy-to-use interface made it easy for students to listen and respond to other students’ conversations. “If you’re one of the friends you normally don’t get to interact with, with Messages, you’ll soon be able to ask your friends what they’re up to. You can even ask your friends what they want to do for lunch.” At press time, Watts claimed that the app had been downloaded more than 2 million times.