Having pushed its users to install Messenger on their mobile devices to continue chatting with their contacts, Facebook seems ready to take a big step back, basically returning to its origins.
The anticipation comes from Jane Manchun Wong, a researcher specialized in discovering functions not yet released in the app, which in a tweet shows the application interface in which there is a tab that allows you to exchange messages with other users.
The current interface of the application, as well as that of the mobile version of the site, shows a button dedicated to Messenger, which opens the application or port on the Play Store, or on the App Store if it’s not present in the system.
Facebook is bringing the Chats back to the app for preparing integrated messaging
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 12, 2019
At the moment it seems that this is only a test, limited to a small number of people, but it is likely that in view of the integration of the WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger platforms, Zuckerberg wants to return to the origin, bringing a greater number of users to the inside of the main application.
The decision to return to integrating the chat in the main app would prevent users from wasting space and resources for an additional app, a choice that would be highly appreciated in developing countries, where smartphones with little internal memory are still the most popular.
It is however probable that we will have to wait a few more months before the tests arrive on a large scale.