Facebook starts merger of Instagram and Messenger chats
What you need to know
- Facebook making big changes to messaging on Instagram.
- It seems that Instagram and Messenger chats are starting to merge
- The update was spotted by several editors at The Verge.
A new update for Instagram appears to suggest that Facebook has started merging chats on the app with its Facebook Messenger service.
The new update seems to replace the Instagram DM icon with a new Facebook Messenger Logo, with more colorful chats now on offer inside the app. According to the report, you can't yet message Facebook users from within Instagram, but this move does signal the start of Facebook's previously touted plans to allow cross-platform messaging across Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
In a report last year, Facebook announced it was creating deeper integrations to allow for better integration, but that its three messenger services would continue to operate as standalone apps. From that report:
The Verge did not specify exactly where this new update has rolled out, it seems to be "across the country" in the U.S.
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I saw this too on Android (USA). I selected skip for now. Anyone else see this?
No and where did it pop up at?
Nope. Nope. Nope.
Great! I hate messaging on IG. Facebook messenger is a million times more useful.