Facebook Messenger and Pro.com have teamed up to "improve" home improvement apps by providing users with a fast and easy way to get handyman service recommendations. Pro.com is a website that orchestrates home repair services by quickly connecting customers with professionals. What Facebook brings is a platform that people already use to communicate, shifting its messaging component from strictly social to commercial.
To use the service, users must simply message the Pro contact on their Facebook list, stating the home repair request like painting a room or installing flooring. The site will message back within minutes giving users a recommended professional, an estimated quote and appointment options for scheduling. With the renovation market worth $303 billion last year, more home improvement apps are sure to pop up. However, with the huge audience that Facebook provides to Pro.com, it's tough to see who could compete.