Messenger Might Go Back To The Main Facebook App

Messenger Might Go Back To The Main Facebook App

You will be able to chat with all of your Facebook friends by using just text, however, you'll still need the main Messenger app for all of the other functions, such as video chats, phone calls, reactions and, most importantly, sending and receiving photos.

Facebook may make Messenger chat threads available to interact with right within its main app.

Her screenshots showed Facebook's app with a Messenger icon in the top right-hand corner, which taps through into the Messenger inbox. Speculation is that Messenger will find its way back into Facebook for the general public, but will also still exist as a standalone app, perhaps for business users. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time".

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

Facebook might be moving chats back into the main social app. 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. The New York Times cited sources within Facebook as saying that while the services will remain as their own apps, the tech behind all three will be unified. However, she argues that it could be because the app is now in development. Two years later, Facebook overhauled the messaging platform, and in 2014 it split from Facebook as a standalone Messenger app for mobile devices. It seems that they wanted to do this before. The social media goliath has thousands of developers working on this project, with an aim to make this happen by late 2019 or early 2020.