Facebook might fold Messenger back into its main app

Facebook may soon let you chat with friends on mobile without Messenger

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What this means is that you could now use a single app to access both Facebook and the Messenger app.

The change could make it easier to connect with users via messaging, but it could also take some of the focus away from Messenger as a connective platform.

The social media platform Facebook reportedly planning to integrate the messenger back into its main social media app. According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong (via The Verge), the company is testing the possibility of bringing Facebook messages back into Facebook's main mobile app.

The potential move comes as Facebook is embarking on an ambitious project to more tightly integrate its messaging services Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram direct messages with encrypted messaging; a move that Facebook says is supposed to promote privacy, but that has been interpreted by critics as an attempt to fend off the rising threat of anti-trust action over the company's dominance.

From the screenshots on the tweet, you can see that when she tapped on the Messenger icon at the top right corner, it open Chats and she was able to chat with someone.

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The new feature will not dispose off the usage of the Messenger app entirely, users will still have to install the standalone app and be dependent on it to make video/ audio calls or send multimedia files and documents.

Facebook is working to interconnect its trio of app of Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

Jane Manchun Wong, who's a code investigator, has found some hints that show that it might happen. Besides getting its users engaged on all three platforms, it is hard to see past Facebook's plan to boost its revenue through merging all three apps.

Facebook was hit by a similar outage back in March 14, 2019. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time". The app is being redesigned by the developers and they are experimenting with the new features of the app.

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