Facebook main app*, which lost its instant messaging feature almost a decade ago, will get it back – now it’s being tested. This was announced by the head of the social network Tom Alison (Tom Alison) in a company blog.
Facebook apps* and Messenger split in 2014, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg said running Messenger as a standalone app offered users a “better experience.” Now the company has decided to win back this reform, which came as no great surprise: unofficial information about it has been pouring in since June last year, they reported The edge.
Next, Facebook changes* to increase competition with TikTok – the short video platform offers a simple messaging mechanism. About the number of users involved in testing the Messenger in the main Facebook application* nothing is said yet, nor is the timing of the return of the once-lost feature set. However, there is a chance of returning not only to the application itself, but also to the web interface of the social network, including its mobile version.
The head of the social network also denied rumors about the slow death of the platform, speaking of 2 billion daily active users. Although it is not yet clear what percentage of them use Facebook* aware: not all young Instagram users* know about the existence of an active setting that allows cross-posting of publications on Facebook*found journalists New York Times.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25. 2002 “On Countering Extremist Activities”.