Fb Could Lastly Cease Forcing You to Use Its Messenger App

15 April, 2019, 06:56 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins

Notable Twitter sleuth Jane Manchun Wong has uncovered evidence that Facebook is preparing to integrate Messenger into Facebook again, publishing screenshots that show chat functionality within the main Facebook app. As of now, when you open Facebook app and try to revert to a chat message, you will be either redirected to the Facebook Messenger app or if the user hasn't installed it yet, the user will be redirected to download and install it. The giant had separated the Messenger app from Facebook which upset millions of users.

Of course, there are some benefits to this, and using the Messenger app without downloading the Facebook app (in case you don't have an account) is one of them. however, it does not make any sense. Back in 2014, he explained the forced move to a standalone Messenger app was because, "On mobile, each app can only focus on doing one thing well, we think".

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.

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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. Quickly after that, the option to have conversations with friends via Chat was completely removed from the Facebook app.

So far, the Chats feature doesn't allow users to perform more advanced tasks, like reacting to messages, making calls or sending images. The interface seems to resemble the redesign Messenger received back in May 2018, which only became widely available earlier this year.

The rationale behind the Messenger reintegration isn't immediately clear, and a Facebook spokesperson didn't respond to Business Insider's request for comment, . "We do not have any additional details to share at this time".

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