Facebook’s Messenger system was separated into a separate app for chat only in 2014, much to the chagrin of many users. However, now it appears that the social media giant is planning to reintegrate Messenger into the main app for a more seamless chatting experience. This news was shared by social media analyst Matt Navarro in a recent tweet.
According to Navarro, Facebook is aiming to make chatting easier by including the Messenger inbox within the Facebook app itself. Currently, clicking on the Messenger button within the Facebook app opens the separate Messenger app installed on a user’s phone. However, once the update arrives, users will no longer need to install the Messenger app separately.
The move to split Messenger from the main Facebook app was initially introduced in 2014 to provide better convenience to users, but it faced backlash from many users who expressed their displeasure. However, over time, many users grew to accept the change as Messenger evolved into a standalone chat platform.
This move by Facebook comes after the recent increase in reel length to 90 seconds, as the company continues to make changes and updates to improve user experience. It remains to be seen how users will respond to this change, but for those who prefer a more streamlined app experience, this could be a welcome update.