Meta is bringing Messenger again to the Fb app

A few decade in the past, Fb (earlier than it was Meta) made the controversial determination to extricate Messenger from the Fb app. In case you wished to proceed utilizing Messenger on a telephone, you needed to obtain the standalone Messenger app. As Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg defined on the time, “every app can solely deal with doing one factor nicely.”

The Fb app is reabsorbing Messenger

Now, practically ten years and a reputation change later, Meta seems to be reversing course. In a weblog submit about the way forward for Fb, Tom Alison, Head of Fb, revealed that the corporate is presently “testing the power for folks to entry their Messenger inbox inside the Fb app,” and famous that testing will broaden to much more customers quickly.

“Over the approaching yr, we’ll construct extra methods to combine messaging options in Fb,” wrote Alison. “In the end, we would like it to be simple and handy for folks to attach and share, whether or not within the Messenger app or immediately inside Fb.”

The Verge truly reported on the plan final June, after which in December, social media marketing consultant Matt Navarra shared screenshots of the brand new characteristic on Twitter:

Meta didn’t share any details about after we can count on in-app chat to be out there to most people. Presumably, for the reason that firm is now snug discussing it publicly, it received’t be lengthy earlier than extra of us have entry to Messenger within the Fb app.