Facebook To Bring Back Chat Feature Into Its Main App

Facebook To Bring Back Chat Feature Into Its Main App

Facebook upset millions of users when it removed chat from its core mobile app in 2014 and created a standalone app called Messenger. We still don't know whether or not Facebook will actually roll out this chat feature in the primary Facebook app or not since the social media giant remained unavailable for comments. But, it is worth noting that if at all the company releases the chats section on its Facebook app, users will not have to worry on missing out on any message that they have received or further keep some space on their device's memory to fit in the messenger app. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time".

Facebook already owns WhatsApp, the world's most popular chat app with over 1.5 billion users worldwide.

According to a report in Engadget Friday, App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has spotted the feature in the works.

Facebook's plans of creating a unified messaging platform based on the infrastructure of Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram won't materialise until 2020, as per founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Apart from revealing the integrated messaging functionality, the screenshots show a simplified white design of the Facebook app, dialing down on its signature blue accent color. As of now, when you open Facebook app and try to revert to a chat message, you will be either redirected to the Facebook Messenger app or if the user hasn't installed it yet, the user will be redirected to download and install it.

Wong also uncovered a variety of changes reportedly coming to Facebook, such as Fundraiser stickers and Messenger-like "Story reaction" additions, where users can add smiley faces, thumbs up signs, hearts, and other emoji to other people's Stories.

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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