Social media giant Facebook has started integrating Messenger Chat and Instagram Direct. This allows users to access both inboxes from the same place. According to a report by technology website The Verge, a software update has recently arrived on the Instagram app.
In order to show the message, a new message sharing feature is being added to Instagram. Features include colorful chat scenes, more emoji responses, swipe-to-replay and the biggest feature is chatting with friends using Facebook from Instagram.
Once the Instagram app is updated, the Facebook Messenger logo will replace the direct message icon at the top right. The whole process of integration will be launched on both Android and iOS platforms.
Before updating Instagram, keep in mind that this will change the whole look of the Instagram Direct Message Inbox. It will look a lot like Messenger. This will show the messenger icon. However, Facebook is not forcing those who do not want to update Instagram. It is completely optional. Those who want to keep the two inboxes separate can select ‘Not Now’. Those who want to merge two inboxes can ‘update’.
Of course, if someone does not update Instagram, he will still receive a request for a message from his Facebook account on Instagram. In other words, at the moment, only if someone sends a message from Facebook, you can talk to him from Instagram. This rule may change in the future.
For those who are not active on Facebook, but use Instagram, this facility will be useful to them. They will be able to communicate with Facebook friends from Instagram. Messenger users can continue the discussion without changing the platform.
Facebook has been working since last year to integrate messaging services, including messenger. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said plans to merge messaging, WhatsApp and Instagram chat services were long-term.
“There are plans to consolidate,” Zuckerberg said after Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings report was released in February last year. Much remains to be done to implement the plan. It will be a long-term project, which I think will be possible by 2020 or later. ‘
“We want to create the best messaging experience,” said a Facebook spokesperson. People want fast, easy, reliable and personal communication. We’re going to make our messaging more encrypted so we can easily communicate with family and friends across the network. ‘
In addition to integrating Messenger with Instagram, Facebook is currently testing the addition of the TickTock video feature to their app. Social networking expert Matt Navara said the video sharing facility being added to Facebook is similar to TickTock. You have to scroll like a tick to watch the video. Facebook has not yet officially announced their plans.
Facebook has already added a feature to share short videos called Reels on Instagram, which they already own. This time such a feature can be added to the main Facebook app. The experiment is going on. Its interface and functions are much like a tick.