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. They will no longer have to install a new app altogether to read their messages.
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. UPDATE | 2:41 PM: A Facebook spokesperson provided the following statement: '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, according to Jane Manchun Wong, is already being tested. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time". The social media giant completely removed the section making it into a different standalone app in 2014.
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Instagram and WhatsApp, which are both owned by Facebook, also faced accessibility issues, leaving some users unable to load their news feed or send messages. Each service is expected to remain as a standalone app, while the underlying infrastructure will be rebuilt. A new page allows you to text those who've spoken to before using the chatting app. Facebook had to turn to Twitter to inform users of the downtime. Even more, they want now to put all of its chat apps under one app. That is the big question begging for answers-and hopefully it does not become a big issue later.
Annoyed that you have to use two separate apps to browse Facebook and chat with your Facebook friends?