Facebook Messenger could return to the main Facebook app

Facebook May Finally Stop Forcing You to Use Its Messenger App

But a recent discovery might give us an idea of how this cross-connected vision of Facebook might look like. According to Wong, the same is true for the Messenger app, which she believes will be kept around to cater to a different audience than the main Facebook app. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time".

It's possible that rolling chat back into the main Facebook app is part of this effort, though it's not clear if or when it will roll out to the general public.

However, Facebook soon started to force people to download its Messenger app in order to chat with friends.

Engadget reported researcher Jane Manchung Wong found that Facebook could be returning to its old ways through testing.

Wong speculates that the reversal of this policy is in preparation of Facebook integrating its messaging services across all its apps: Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The giant had separated the Messenger app from Facebook which upset millions of users.

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He added that "tens of millions" of Android users who use Messenger as their default app would benefit from having end-to-end encryption enabled as a default.

Messenger has been one of the troubled Facebook kids and it might be coming back home. Then, in 2014, it removed messaging functionality from the main Facebook app, prompting people looking to chat it up to install Messenger and use that instead. If Facebook does integrate, it is likely to be rolled out to all users by early 2020 when the company is expected to unify its messaging services.

Even if the apps become united in terms of infrastructure, they'll each still operate separately, per the Times. The reactions feature will also be not supported by the Core app.

It is however probable that we will have to wait a few more months before the tests arrive on a large scale.

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