The Facebook team took a serious step to unite Instagram, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp chat rooms. Now Instagram Direct and Facebook Messenger messages are integrated with each other.
Earlier last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg aimed to integrate Messenger, Instagram Direct and WhatsApp into a single messaging platform. The planned unification should make it possible to implement messaging between these services with end-to-end encryption support.
In addition to the launch of the ability to exchange messages between users, the Instagram Direct service itself will soon receive a large update, borrowing a number of functions from Facebook Messenger.
New Instagram messaging tools include disappearing messages, selfiestickers, customizable emos and chat colors, new ways to block unwanted messages, and collaborative viewing of videos during video calls.
In addition to cross-platform messaging, Instagram and Facebook Messenger users can also search for profiles in both databases simultaneously. However, this feature can be disabled.
According to the Facebook team, the new Instagram and Facebook Messenger functions have already started to be distributed in several regions, and “soon” will be available worldwide.