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- Facebook is trying to unify the messaging services of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
- You want to create a more private social space.
- Facebook is currently under an intense scrutiny by the US government.
Facebook seems to be responding to its plan to unify messaging across all of its applications, albeit slowly. Journalists in The edge (and probably other websites as well) received a message through Instagram’s Android and iOS apps that they could chat with friends through Instagram, that is, Messenger, through Facebook. The photographic direct message social network’s paper airplane icon has been replaced with the Messenger logo. However, you are still unable to message your Facebook friends, which suggests the ad may have served too early.
The update also gives chats a “more colorful” look and the ability to reply to messages by swiping over them.
The company wasn’t shy in hoping to unify chat on Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp with encryption as a common function. He wants to create a more private social space, and it might be helpful to give you access to all of your friends through a single application. This, of course, also comes at a time when Facebook is delving into government scrutiny of its practices, including the Instagram and WhatsApp acquisition.