Facebook is working on a new chat platform that will replace Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct applications. This new messaging application will enable cross-messaging functionality that will link Messenger and Instagram Direct, in various ways.
Following post is shared by facebook and it verifies the statements above.
“We’re connecting the Messenger and Instagram experience to bring some of the best Messenger features to Instagram – so you have access to the best messaging experience, no matter which app you use.”
Next step for this combined messaging platform project would be adding WhatsApp to this list as well. If this can be achieved, facebook will gain the title of unquestionable leader in this field. Of course this is just a theory for now.
The following explanation is done by Instagram and the aim of this combined messaging application is to make life easier for the users.
“The main change is that people using the Messenger app can now reach you on Instagram without you needing to download a new app, and vice versa. You can also control where you receive messages and calls, such as in your chats, in your message requests or not at all.”