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Messenger might move back to the Facebook app, where it belongs

Messenger might move back to the Facebook app, where it belongs

Evidence of the change has been discovered in recent code. If all goes according to plan, users may soon be able to access basic features in Messenger and on Facebook with a singular 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. Since then, you've basically been forced to download the second app if you want to read and reply to Facebook messages on iOS.

So assuming this test proves successful, is there any need to keep two bits of Facebook bloat on your phone?

Of course, this would not be the first time Facebook used Messenger's features as such.

In the beginning of this year reports claimed that Facebook is planning to merge its messaging services, essentially allowing users to communicate seamlessly between WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. It hopes that it will happen by 2020.

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Would you be happy to see Messenger brought back to the main Facebook app?

According to the Verge, the move back is now being tested.

Excited? All of us are but bear in mind this very early stage of development, meaning you'll have to wait a while before the integration finally hit the Facebook app.

Wong warns that Messenger inside Facebook won't offer all of the features you expect from the standalone Messenger app.

It's possible that rolling chat back into the main Facebook app is part of this effort, though it isn't clear if or when it will roll out to the general public. At this time reactions, calls, videos, and photos are not supported.