Finally, the wait is over as Facebook Messenger And Instagram are now Integrated together to allow Cross-app to communications. This has been confirmed officially by the company to delight its users.
This news was circulating since last year in the report published in The New York Times saying that Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to merge Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook.
This latest update will allow the users to communicate across the two apps.
Instagram users can text or chat with a friend or a family on the Facebook messenger and vice versa.
Cross-App communication will bring the world’s largest messaging networks, with more than a billion active users per month, together.
What about WhatsApp ‘s integration?
“The company declined to provide a timeline for when the same functionality would be available for WhatsApp,” says CNN business in its report.
This new and interactive update of Instagram is going to enhance the messaging experience with colorful chats, emojis, and attractive reacts to replies.
Do you need both instagram and messenger to Cross Communicate?
If you have already installed the Instagram app on your cell phone then there is no need to install Messenger. You can access and communicate easily with friends and family on Facebook without being on Facebook and vice verse.
But this update doesn’t mean that it will merge your Facebook and Instagram accounts or inboxes. They can use separate inboxes.
Coming Features of Integrated Messenger And Instagram
Here are all the features coming soon to the new Messenger experience on Instagram:
Communicate Across Apps: Seamlessly connect with friends and family across Instagram and Messenger by using either app to send messages and join video calls.
Watch Together : Enjoy watching videos on Facebook Watch, IGTV, Reels (coming soon!), TV shows, movies, and more with friends and family during a video call.
Vanish Mode: Choose a mode where seen messages disappear after they’re seen or when you close the chat.
Selfie Stickers: Create a series of boomerang stickers with your selfie to use in conversation.
Chat Colors: Personalize your chats with fun color gradients.
Custom Emoji Reactions: Create a shortcut of your favorite emojis to react quickly to messages from friends.
Forwarding: Easily share great content with up to five friends or groups.
Replies: Respond directly to a specific message in your chat and keep the conversation flowing.
Animated Message Effects: Add visual flair to your message with animated send effects.
Message Controls: Decide who can message you directly, and who can’t message you at all.
Enhanced Reporting and Blocking Updates: Now you can report full conversations in addition to single messages on Instagram, and receive proactive blocking suggestions across Instagram and Messenger when you add your accounts in the new Accounts Center.
Instagram and Messenger Icons
The Instagram direct message icon on the top right corner is replaced by the Facebook messenger icon, to make it look more like Facebook.
In regard to privacy, Facebook is giving full authority to its users. It is up to users to whom they want to add or connect with from Facebook messenger to Instagram and vice versa.
They can block unwanted content or people, but blocking them from the one account won’t block from another account unless you block them from both accounts.
End to end encryption feature will also be available on Instagram’s DM feature. More privacy options will be available in this latest update.
Aim To Integrated Messenger And Instagram
The aim was to make communications faster and easier with a lot more fun. Also to expand the Instagram messaging experience by adding Facebook messenger’s features.