Facebook's native app to reportedly get some of Messenger's chat features

Facebook and Messenger may backtrack on controversial unified app

Jane Manchun Wong, a famous personality in the field of reverse engineering has posted an image in her Twitter handle in which she confirmed that Facebook is working to bring Chats back to the Facebook app. Or it could be trying to better balance on-platform engagement across the two apps - while Messenger use has been rising, engagement within Facebook's main app has, reportedly, been in decline. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time".

"We are testing ways to improve the messaging experience for people within the Facebook app", a Facebook spokesperson said per The Verge.

Facebook might be considering reintegrating some of its Messenger service back into its primary app.

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In a later tweet, Wong elaborates that the chat features that could eventually appear in the Facebook app will not have all the functionality of the full Messenger app. The social media giant completely removed the section making it into a different standalone app in 2014.

As of now, users who tap on the message icon in Facebook are then taken to Messenger. The end result is so that users might use only one of Facebook's properties to communicate with others within the same ecosystem. Besides, the company also plans to unify WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram messaging apps and will be adding end-to-end encryption to avoid privacy breaches. The feature can be used to send and receive messages, however, users will still need to open the standalone Messenger app to make calls, send photos, or send message reactions. The app is being redesigned by the developers and they are experimenting with the new features of the app. Besides getting its users engaged on all three platforms, it is hard to see past Facebook's plan to boost its revenue through merging all three apps.

Either way, it's an interesting consideration - there's no word on any official roll out as yet, and we'll keep you updated on any changes.

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