Facebook Integrates Messenger Chat With Instagram Direct Messages

KEY POINTS

  • Facebook announced that it is integrating Messenger’s features into Instagram’s direct messages
  • The integration will make it easier for users to communicate across apps
  • The integration also brings a slew of features to Instagram

Facebook has announced that it is integrating the Messenger experience into Instagram direct messages, allowing users to enjoy the features of the messaging platform in the primarily photo-sharing app.

In a blog, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri and Messenger’s Stan Chudnovsky said the integration brings “the best Messenger features to Instagram,” allowing the latter’s users to stay connected with their non-Instagram-using family and friends.

Basically, Instagram and Messenger users will be able to message each other without having to download the other app.

The respective apps’ heads said that about 100 billion messages are sent each day via Facebook’s family of apps, which includes both Instagram and Messenger. About one out of three users, however, sometimes

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Instagram Merges With Messenger for Simpler Messaging

Instagram now offers cross-app messaging and calling with Messenger.

The plan to merge the two services was first announced by parent-company Facebook in early 2019, with today’s official announcement coming after a trial period that started in mid-August, 2020.

It means that users of Instagram and Messenger will be able to exchange direct messages, photos, and videos with friends and family without hopping in and out of different apps, or downloading new ones.

The change is currently being rolled out on Instagram and Messenger in a number of countries around the world, with a global expansion coming soon.

The social networking giant also intends to merge the messaging services of another of its acquisitions, WhatsApp, in the near future, and add secure end-to-end encryption between all three.

“People are communicating in private spaces now more than ever,” Facebook wrote in a post announcing the update. “More than a billion people

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Facebook Integrates Messenger Chat With Instagram

Facebook  (FB) – Get Report said on Wednesday that it would incorporate its Messenger service with Instagram’s direct messages, enabling the apps’ users to directly communicate with each other through calls and chats.

Users can also control where and whether they receive messages and calls — in their chats or message requests, or not at all according to the company’s privacy control policies, the Menlo Park, Calif., social-media giant said in a statement.

With the new update, Facebook is changing how users can control their privacy, including tools that will enable them to report suspicious activity.

Facebook said it would first integrate those features on Instagram and Messenger in a few countries and then expand globally.

With the update, users can stay connected with their friends and family without deciding which app to use to communicate. Instagram users can decide if they want to update to the new

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Facebook integrates Messenger and Instagram

Sept. 30 (UPI) — Facebook said Wednesday it has combined Instagram with Facebook Messenger in the latest step to integrate the two platforms.

Messenger replaced Instagram’s old messaging service, Instagram Direct, a move that will allow users to send chat messages, and share photos and videos between the two platforms. It’s part of Facebook’s bigger plans that would include the incorporation of WhatsApp into Facebook as well.

“More than a billion people already use Messenger as a place to share, hang out and express themselves with family and friends,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, and Stan Chudnovsky, head of Messenger, said in a statement. “That’s why 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.”

Facebook said users will be able to communicate across apps seamlessly,

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Facebook overhauls Instagram messaging, enabling cross-app chats with Messenger

By Katie Paul

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would start replacing the direct messaging service within Instagram with a version of its Messenger app, the first major step in its plan to tie together messaging across its suite of apps.

The move enables users of each service to find, message and hold video calls with contacts on the other without needing to download both apps.

It also introduces features like custom emojis and themes that have been mainstays on Messenger but were not previously available in Instagram’s minimalist messaging product, along with new features like disappearing messages.

If users accept the update, the messaging icon in Instagram will change to the Messenger logo. As on Messenger, Instagram users – who have not been able to forward messages – will be able to do so to a maximum of five people at a time.

“The goal

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