Facebook planning to add Messenger to main app again

Facebook planning to add Messenger to main app again

Facebook might put the Messenger's chats back into its main social media app.

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. Wong posted screenshots of her findings on Twitter, tagging technology publication Techmeme. "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. We do not have any additional details to share at this time".

This used to be the case back then before Facebook made a decision to spurn off it into a full blown dedicated app. People used it like how we used Twitter DMs and it was called Inbox where we could privately chat with people.

As per his claims, users won't be able to send photos, or make voice calls and video calls through the native mobile app.

It means Instagram users can people on WhatsApp and vice versa.

According to Wong, Facebook is starting to lay the groundwork for integrated messaging throughout all its services. The move seems to be part of the company's plans to unify all Facebook-owned messaging services. Over the past few years, there have been privacy concerns from some users and high-profile personalities who have lobbied for for tighter privacy-focused regulations in the wake of security breaches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

What Facebook can do is offer the Chat feature as an addition to the app while stripping it of some of the features available in the Messenger app.

Even if the apps become united in terms of infrastructure, they'll each still operate separately, per the Times.

Now, with Facebook planning to lean further towards private messaging, and eventually integrate its various messaging platforms, it's apparently looking to roll back its approach.

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