Facebook Is Merging Instagram and Messenger Chats

Instagram, the photo-sharing site, began rolling out the option to connect Instagram direct messages with Messenger on Wednesday. It means that Instagram users can now send messages to Messenger users and vice versa.

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Facebook is a social media platform that allows In a blog post, Facebook confirmed the change. When some users open the app, the function will appear. If users prefer, they can keep their Messenger and Instagram DMs apart.

If the user does update, Instagram’s relatively easy messaging interface would become quite close to Messenger. This means Instagram users will be able to forward messages and customize chat threads with custom colors and nicknames.

Selfie stickers, Watch Together (which allows you to watch trending videos with friends), and vanish mode (which allows you to set messages to automatically disappear after a certain amount of time) are among the new features. Some features will be available first on Instagram and then on Messenger, according to Facebook.

People who use only one of those apps will be able to reach out and message people on the other platform without having to download a new app as a result of the merger. Furthermore, Instagram messages and calls to Instagram users can remain in the Instagram app.

End-to-end encryption was listed as one of the primary benefits of integrating all of Facebook’s messaging channels in early 2019 remarks by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (End-to-end encryption is now available in WhatsApp and Messenger, but not in Instagram.)

Facebook, on the other hand, made no mention of encryption in this update. According to Wired, the company intends to introduce end-to-end encryption to Instagram at some point in the future, but no specific date has been set.

Facebook has begun the process of merging the Instagram and Messenger chat systems. On Friday evening, several Verge editors around the country spotted an update screen in Instagram’s mobile app with the message “There’s a New Way to Message on Instagram,” along with a list of features like a “new colorful look for your chats,” more emoji reactions, swipe-to-reply, and the big one: “chat with friends who use Facebook.”

The default DM icon in the top right corner of Instagram is replaced by the Facebook Messenger logo once you press update. The sender’s messages transform between blue and purple as you swipe through Instagram chats, making them more vibrant than before. However, it is still not possible to contact Facebook users from Instagram, at least for the time being.

Facebook has made it clear that it intends to merge the messaging channels of its massively popular apps, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to enable cross-messaging between them. According to reports, Facebook is restoring its underlying infrastructure so that people who only use one of its apps can communicate with those who use different Facebook apps.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, has stated that he wants the system to be encrypted from beginning to end. Facebook could be able to compete more directly with Apple’s iMessage by combining the most common applications.

A Facebook spokesperson reported that the experience was being tested. In an email to The Verge, the spokesperson said, “A small group of people were able to upgrade to a new test experience for Instagram messaging.” “We hope they appreciate the training, and we look forward to putting it to the test in other countries so we can continue to learn.”

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