Facebook's plan to interconnect its trio of apps could be hitting the home stretch as latest report suggests that Messenger could be finding its way back to the Facebook app. As of now, when you open Facebook app and try to revert to a chat message, you will be either redirected to the Facebook Messenger app or if the user hasn't installed it yet, the user will be redirected to download and install it.
Despite rumors of Facebook integrating messaging services, the company reportedly intends to keep individual apps to exist.
However, even if there is a time where Messenger and all of its features are integrated back into the main Facebook app, Wong doesn't think the company will discontinue the standalone Messenger app.
As per his claims, users won't be able to send photos, or make voice calls and video calls through the native mobile app.More news: Tornado Watch in effect for much of WSAZ viewing area
Facebook might be moving chats back into the main social app.
Facebook is unlikely to remove its Messenger App downloads anytime soon.
Clearly, this vision of one app, one objective has shifted since Facebook's acquired both Instagram and WhatsApp. But after 5 years, as the social media giant organizes to integrate its messaging services across Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger functionality appears to be returning. Wong argues this also applies to Messenger, which means it will stick around to serve a different audience than the main Facebook app. This would make a great emphasis on Facebook's move towards unification which is clearly what we could expect in coming months if the tech giant decides to go forward with it. Gizmodo reached out to Facebook for comment but did not immediately receive a response. They will no longer have to install a new app altogether to read their messages.
"We want to build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private", a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time".