Messenger Might Go Back To The Main Facebook App

Facebook is planning to integrate the messenger back into its native app

The feature can be used to send and receive messages, however, users will still need to open the standalone Messenger app to make calls, send photos, or send message reactions. They released standalone apps for Android and iOS in 2011 and went on for several years piling features to it to the point where it became bloated.

"We are testing ways to improve the messaging experience for people within the Facebook app. Messenger remains a feature-rich, stand-alone messaging app with over a billion people using it monthly to connect with the people and businesses they care about most".

The feature is now being tested, and presumably if all goes well, Facebook and Messenger will get back together, allowing users to send messages from within Facebook.

As per a report by The Verge, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong saw a feature now in testing which integrates Messenger with the native Facebook app under a new "Chats" section. The development has come at a time when the tech giant is preparing to integrate its messaging service on all its owned social media platforms- Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger. Wong posted screenshots of her findings on Twitter, tagging technology publication Techmeme. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time". In January, we heard a rumor that claimed Facebook was looking to combine the chat features of Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp into one service covered by end-to-end encryption, and this could be Facebook's first move toward realizing that goal. The plan is to allow for cross-messaging between all three. The end result is so that users might use only one of Facebook's properties to communicate with others within the same ecosystem. You can't call or video chat with them from the Facebook interface, however. To me, Messenger was always inextricably linked to Facebook, and having to download it as a separate app is annoying.

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