Facebook could bring Messenger back to its main app

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Yeah, unfortunately. It appears that the chat functionality within the Facebook app will be pretty limited, only allowing you to send and reply to text-based messages.

Facebook has already started making preparations for this move, according to code uncovered by Jane Manchun Wong. In the top right corner, you can see the same Messenger icon that brings you to a chat window right in the main app itself.

If you do not have downloaded Messenger on your smartphone, the shortcut will take you to Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Facebook upset millions of users when it removed chat from its core mobile app in 2014 and created a standalone app called Messenger.

A Facebook spokeswoman said that the company did not have any additional details to share at this time. "Messenger remains a feature-rich, stand-alone messaging app with over a billion people using it monthly to connect with the people and businesses they care about most".

Of course, this would not be the first time Facebook used Messenger's features as such.

You can take a look at what the switch could potentially look like below. Noted developer specializing in app reverse engineering Jane Wong, managed to obtain evidence that Facebook app will integrate chat functionality back into the main app.

While now if we talk about other key features, then let me clarify that some features will remain in separate Messenger, like voice calls, sending photos, sending user location, games and reactions within sentences sent by people.

Excited? All of us are but bear in mind this very early stage of development, meaning you'll have to wait a while before the integration finally hit the Facebook app.

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