Facebook connects Messenger, Instagram - Mobile World Live

Facebook connects Messenger, Instagram

30 SEP 2020

Facebook enabled Instagram users to exchange messages and calls with users on Messenger, following through on a long-discussed plan to increase interoperability between its apps.

In a blog, Instagram head Adam Mosseri and Messenger chief Stan Chudnovsky said the goal was to make it “easier to stay connected without thinking about which app to use”.

Instagram users also gained access to other Messenger features, including content viewing service Watch Together, message forwarding, animated effects, customisable chat colours and the ability to set messages to disappear from a conversation after a set period of time.

User can block and sort message requests.

Facebook reportedly began working on cross-platform messaging in January 2019 as part of a broader push to make its apps interoperable.

In May, the company launched an e-commerce feature enabling small businesses to create a single digital storefront visible across its entire family of apps.



Diana Goovaerts

Diana is Mobile World Live's US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only...

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