Facebook's strategy of world domination with multiple social networking services and messaging apps has not always been very coherent and predictable, but Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring the resources and capabilities of Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp together soon enough.
Considering this controversial plan, which scares the data protection official, and no doubt checked by regulators around the world, it's not surprising to hear that Facebook's mobile app will soon regain its messaging capabilities , The change is already being tested internally so Jane Manchun Wong
a Twitter user who has recently struck serious waves with her ability to unveil unpublished features in beta versions of popular services like Facebook.
Of course, this does not necessarily mean that a public comeback of the app's "chats" section is just around the corner. In fact, the function may never return to the ground as companies often try many different things behind closed doors that ultimately do not materialize. Given Zuckerberg's intention to merge Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, we can bet that this is one of the things that moves out of the test relatively quickly and becomes visible to the public relatively quickly.
It's also one of the few features that could come from this app unification, from which users are actually thrilled. At the moment, it looks like the "Chats" section in the main Facebook app contains "basic" messaging capabilities
. The ability to send and receive messages, while responses, calls, and photos may remain exclusive to Messenger. Unless of course this is still early testing and Facebook plans to later integrate every little aspect of Messenger into its core app.
Incidentally, this does not mean that the stand-alone Messenger app stops working. By last September, 1.3 billion people around the world used this product every month after it launched in 2011 and was disconnected from the main Facebook app in 2014. While there is obviously a lot of overlap between the user bases of the two users, some people prefer to separate the tools or use only one. Facebook will probably continue to respect this in the future.