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Facebook merges Instagram DMs with Messenger Chats in a new update

Currently, the update is first being rolled out to the users in the United States

Just after the popular social media giant, Facebook is planning to integrate all its apps into one single chat app. The company seems to be replacing the Instagram Direct with Messenger chat now. This has come to light by a report stating the merger between both the apps with a new update release for the users in the United States.

According to a new report by The Verge, Facebook has begun rolling out an update to integrate the chats for Instagram and Messenger. The update is now being released for both iOS as well as Android devices. The update brings the regular DM icon in the top right of Instagram, which has been replaced with the Facebook Messenger logo. The users will be getting a new colourful chat along with new emojis with a swipe to reply to messages functionality and also allowing the users to chat with friends who use Facebook.  

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Instagram Direct
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When the user chooses to update the Instagram app, the entire look and feel will be changed to the Instagram direct message inbox. Therefore, it will now look more like your Facebook Messenger. Those who are uncomfortable with this idea of the update then we would like to inform you that this update is entirely optional. You can select the not now option at the bottom of the alert to relish the classic design of Instagram DM. While those interested can go ahead with the update. A notification for the update will pop up on Instagram’s mobile app with the message “There’s A New Way to Message on Instagram”.

The report also states that Facebook’s idea to unify the messaging platforms of its hugely popular apps to allow cross-messaging among Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Each of the apps will continue as a standalone app. While another report suggests that the social media giant is rebuilding the underlying infrastructure so that people who might use only one of Facebook’s properties could communicate with others within the company’s ecosystem. All these apps will be supported by end-to-end encryption though the company has not revealed the timeline for the upgrade.

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Komila is a one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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