Facebook planning to bring chat back into main 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.

Of all the mistakes and confusing moves that Facebook has made over the years, one that still resonates to this day is the decision to spin Messenger off into its own app from the main Facebook app.

Jane Manchun Wong, a tech researcher who digs into popular apps' code to find unannounced features and internal tests, posted on Twitter on Thursday screenshots that show the Silicon Valley tech giant is exploring the idea of putting Messenger back inside Facebook itself on smartphones . Which means you might not be able to make calls, send photos and send message reactions inside the Facebook app, you will only be able to exchange the messages. Before that time, if users went into the main Facebook app and clicked on the messages icon, they were sent to a "Chats" section, which is similar to what Wong found to be happening now.

Facebook is integrating its Messenger app into its eponymous social media app.

This all tracks with recent news that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to roll Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger into a single platform. But perhaps Facebook is looking forward to reunifying the app with its primary Facebook app. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time". Well, it seems like Facebook is bringing back its Messenger app back to the native mobile app. Facebook reportedly expects to integrate these services by 2020. However, she argues that it could be because the app is now in development. To me, Messenger was always inextricably linked to Facebook, and having to download it as a separate app is annoying. "We're working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks".

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