Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year said the company plans to unify Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger in a new update.
Facebook has begun implementing its plans of unifying Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger with the latest update. First spotted by The Verge, the update is for both iOS and Android devices.
The update comes with the message: “There`s a New Way to Message on Instagram”. “Once you hit the update, the regular DM icon in the top right of Instagram is replaced by the Facebook Messenger logo,” the report mentioned.
Facebook recently launched Messenger Rooms, a new service for large group video calls. It also confirmed integrating Messenger Rooms shortcut on both Instagram and WhatsApp.
Facebook was said to be rebuilding the underlying infrastructure so users who were on only one of its apps could connect to others using different Facebook apps.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also said he wants the system to be end-to-end encrypted. By integrating its most popular apps, Facebook may be able to compete more directly with Apple’s iMessage.