Facebook is reportedly bringing Messenger back to its mobile app. Parent company Meta at the moment is testing how to unify functionality for both apps.
Facebook Is Reportedly Bringing Messenger Back To Its Mobile App
Meta is now working out a way for users to view their messages from messenger within the Facebook mobile app as per a blog post from Tom Alison, Facebook’s boss. Facebook reportedly has 2 billion active users that connect daily on its platform, and its team is now working on ways to enhance just how people have online conversations.
The firm is “testing the ability for people to access their Messenger inbox within the Facebook app,” Alison wrote. Facebook reportedly plans to expand testing in the next couple of months.
Messenger Was First Launched Back In 2011
The feature first launched back in 2011 as part of the social media platforms functionality was dropped from it when it became a standalone app in 2014. And just shortly after that, it included the ability to share locations, handle voice calls, and also enable peer-to-peer payments.
Features of Messenger since Its Inception
Messenger over the last decade has gotten a variety of new features and this is including encrypted chats, custom emojis as well as video chats. Social media platform Facebook also has been working to enhance and integrate multi-app communication among messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Those users who make use of messenger and Instagram can contact each other already with the direct messaging feature.
Meta Is Aiming To Put In More Messaging Functionality within Facebook
Meta claims that it also experienced success with community chats which is a conversation feature it rolled out to Facebook groups in the previous year. The company is aiming to put in more messaging functionality within Facebook in a bid to make it easier for people to connect.