Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Facebook's native app to reportedly get some of Messenger's chat features

Facebook's native app to reportedly get some of Messenger's chat features

Now it is being reported that Facebook wants to bring back Messenger Chats back to the main app, which is not a odd move at all. As annoying as it was, the strategy helped catapult Facebook Messenger: by November 2014, just four months after the forced migration began, the app topped half a billion users.

Despite rumors of Facebook integrating messaging services, the company reportedly intends to keep individual apps to exist.

Jane Manchun Wong has shared everything on the microblogging website, Twitter through his official Twitter handle. This will bring back the similar layout we saw with the early days of Facebook.

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.

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. It is not known when this update to the Facebook app will come to the general public. Besides getting its users engaged on all three platforms, it is hard to see past Facebook's plan to boost its revenue through merging all three apps. It shows Facebook testing Messenger as part of the main social network app. Wong argues this also applies to Messenger, which means it will stick around to serve a different audience than the main Facebook app. The UI bears resemblance with Facebook Messenger's white redesign, which was made widely available at the beginning of this year. Gizmodo reached out to Facebook for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

In January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered developers to rebuild the company's messaging services "at their most basic levels" so that they all work the same way.

Now, Facebook appears to be experiencing something of the sort.

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