The president of Facebook had announced for the first time his vision to integrate the messaging feature through applications early last year (social networking sites)
Facebook said it would start using Messenger’s messaging service in its Instagram photo and video sharing app, which is the first major step in its plan to link messages across its suite of apps.
This step allows users of each service to find video calls to contacts on the other end, send messages to them, and stop them without downloading both apps.
It also provides features, such as custom emojis and themes that were the mainstay of Messenger, but was not previously available in Instagram’s simple messaging service. It will also introduce new features, such as hidden messages.
If users agree to the update, the Instagram icon will change to the Messenger logo. As with Messenger, Instagram users who were not able to forward messages will be able to do so with a maximum of 5 people at a time.
“The goal of this exercise is to get to the point where we build something once, and then it works across all applications, so we don’t have to repeat the same thing multiple times,” said Stan Chudnovsky, president of Messenger.
The service’s initial launch began on Wednesday in a few countries, and it will soon expand and launch internationally.
And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg first announced his vision to integrate messaging through apps early last year.
Ultimately, the company aims to integrate WhatsApp with Messenger and Instagram and extend full encryption across the three services.