September 30, 2020 | internet | No Comments
- Facebook announced Wednesday it’s integrating its Messenger chat with Instagram direct messages, pushing it toward its goal of a unified messaging system.
- Facebook first announced its plan to integrate Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp functions last January.
- The move to bring the sister companies together could raise antitrust concerns over its messaging dominance.
Facebook announced Wednesday it’s integrating Messenger chat with Instagram direct messages, pushing it toward its goal of a unified messaging system across its three messaging apps.
Facebook users can now message Instagram users without needing to download a new app, and vice versa, although they can also opt out of the feature.
The move is part of Zuckerberg’s plan to pivot Facebook towards private communication, as opposed to the open broadcasting by users in the News Feed. The ultimate goal, according to Zuckerberg, is to