Facebook thinking of merging Messenger app back into main app

Facebook will soon let you chat in the Facebook app

Facebook is exploring a change to its main app that users might actually enjoy

In brief: Remember when you could chat to friends in the main Facebook app without having to load Messenger?

Facebook's strategy to achieve world domination with multiple social networking services and messaging apps hasn't always been very coherent and predictable, but it seems Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring together the resources and capabilities of Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp soon enough.

Messenger arrived as a standalone app in 2011 and was removed completely from the core Facebook app three years later. Noted developer specializing in app reverse engineering Jane Wong, managed to obtain evidence that Facebook app will integrate chat functionality back into the main app.

Reverting back to the old format would see the Messenger icon remain in the Facebook app, but instead of opening a separate app, clicking on it takes users to a "Chat" section.

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Wong notes that the Chats feature only includes basic messaging functionality at the moment.

Until 2014, Facebook users were able to send and receive Facebook messages in the primary 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". "To give message reactions, make a call, send photos, etc, you'd still have to open the Messenger app".

A Facebook spokeswoman said that the company did not have any additional details to share at this time. Are you using the Messenger app (or Facebook)?

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