Messenger might move back to the Facebook app, where it belongs

Doris Richards
April 14, 2019

As we all know very well that the Facebook Messenger became mandatory for its role in 2014 when all the chat was carried out exclusively by it on smartphones, even though within the Facebook site both functions live to this day. "The primary goal of the Facebook app is News Feed".

As Facebook prepares to roll all its messaging services together (including WhatsApp and Instagram), it might also turn back the clock and reintegrate Messenger back its its main app. "Messenger remains a feature-rich, stand-alone messaging app with over a billion people using it monthly to connect with the people and businesses they care about most".

A Facebook spokeswoman said that the company did not have any additional details to share at this time.

This does have some advantages, like the ability to use Messenger without using Facebook. 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. The change is already being internally tested, according to Jane Manchun Wong, a Twitter user that's been making serious waves of late with her abilities to uncover unreleased features in beta versions of popular services like Facebook.

For the time being, it looks like the "Chats" section inside the main Facebook app only contains "basic" messaging functionalities. Namely, the ability to send and receive messages, while reactions, calls, and photos might remain exclusive to Messenger.

What do you think about the possibility of Facebook adopting some of the features found on the Messenger app?

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