Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:20:14
In 2019, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed plans to unify the social media giant's three messaging services - namely WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger - belonging to the social media giant. Now, the company has finally combined Facebook Messenger with Instagram Live Chat.
Several Instagram users in the US received a new update pop-up on the app that read, “There’s a New Way to Message on Instagram.” It includes a list of features, including a “new colorful look for your chats,” new emoji reactions, and a swipe to reply feature. There is also a feature that allows users to “Chat with friends who use Facebook.”
Instagram users will soon see a new 'Update' button at the bottom to use the new features in Android or iOS. In the latest version, the Instagram DM icon will be replaced with the Messenger logo, and the chat UI will be refreshed. Those who have received the feature say that it doesn't work yet because it doesn't allow Instagram users to message people on Facebook from within the app.
As of now, we don't know when Facebook will allow Instagram users to message people on Facebook. Hopefully, however, the company will enable it soon via server-side updates.
Last year when Zuckerberg announced his plans to merge all messaging applications, he also revealed plans for end-to-end encryption across all applications. However, Facebook has not disclosed any information regarding this matter.
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