Although user can use it to receive and send messages, but users still need to open the standalone Messenger app to send photos, send message reactions or make calls. "Messenger remains a feature-rich, stand-alone messaging app with over a billion people using it monthly to connect with the people and businesses they care about most". Back in 2014, he explained the forced move to a standalone Messenger app was because, "On mobile, each app can only focus on doing one thing well, we think". The feature was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong and has been reported to be in testing.
Messenger has been one of the troubled Facebook kids and it might be coming back home.
Facebook is integrating its Messenger app into its eponymous social media app.
Software engineer Jane Manchun Wong was the first to bring the feature to light, and she's made similar discoveries in the past. "We do not have any additional details to share at this time".
It's what might be happening with Messenger, though, that's most intriguing, as a New York Times report from January said that Facebook would soon be unifying Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp through the company's "underlying technical infrastructure" for security purposes. Each service is expected to remain as a standalone app, while the underlying infrastructure will be rebuilt. If this new feature releases, the users will enable users to access the messages on the native Facebook app directly.
Mr Zuckerberg has not yet issued a statement to inform the sites and apps users, who run into hundreds of millions, why their systems are offline. You can't call or video chat with them from the Facebook interface, however. That is the big question begging for answers-and hopefully it does not become a big issue later.
If you do not have downloaded Messenger on your smartphone, the shortcut will take you to Google Play Store or Apple App Store.