As it stands, the only way to send a message to one of your Facebook friends on your phone is to download the Messenger app from the App Store or Google Play and log in to your account. It appears it's now backtracking on that and looking to roll chats back into the main Facebook app. Since that time, Facebook acquired WhatsApp and is now preparing to integrate chat and messaging functions across the two services, as well as with Instagram. Unless of course this is still early days of testing and Facebook plans to bring every little aspect of Messenger to its core app later on.
The anticipation comes from Jane Manchun Wong, a researcher specialized in discovering functions not yet released in the app, which in a tweet shows the application interface in which there is a tab that allows you to exchange messages with other users.More news: Pistons playoff scenarios in season finale
"Facebook's Messenger app icon would remain but instead of launching a standalone app, it would open Facebook and take you directly to a section called Chats", the report claimed.
According to the Verge, the move back is now being tested.More news: Braves Sign Ozzie Albies to Seven Year Extension For $35 Million
Facebook already owns WhatsApp, the world's most popular chat app with over 1.5 billion users worldwide. It hasn't yet been confirmed by Facebook, however, and it's unclear when the change might take place.
Clearly, this vision of one app, one goal has shifted since Facebook acquired both Instagram and WhatsApp. This unification reportedly won't happen in full until the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020, but we might start to see the first signs of it with the next major Facebook app update.More news: Singapore airport nature dome unveiled in fight for flights | #AsiaNewsNetwork