There are probably a lot of people who will be happy to hear that Messenger could make a return to the main Facebook app. Facebook's decision to start forcing people to use Messenger was a controversial one back in 2014, and judging some of the replies to Wong's tweets, there are still some who are sore about it.
In the test version Wong has spotted, the Messenger button appears in the top right, and instead of taking you to Messenger, the app, it opens a section called "Chats" inside the Facebook app.
"We are testing ways to improve the messaging experience for people within the Facebook app", a Facebook spokesperson said per The Verge.
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. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time". The move seems to be part of the company's plans to unify all Facebook-owned messaging services. Each service is expected to remain as a standalone app, while the underlying infrastructure will be rebuilt. It is not certain as of now as to when the new Messaging integration or interface might become available. If this new feature releases, the users will enable users to access the messages on the native Facebook app directly. Also, if you like our efforts, consider sharing this story with your friends, this will encourage us to bring more exciting updates for you.
Zuckerberg's Facebook acquired both Instagram and WhatsApp a few years ago and they both have developed into giant platforms with more than half the population of the planet now using it. How do I engage other users across all three apps without exposing my phone number, personal data, and other vital information?
The main Messenger app will continue to exist as Wong predicts that this app will be targetted to a different kind of audience.