Fb mum or dad Meta is testing the power to entry Messenger chats through the Fb app once more. The function was beforehand obtainable within the Fb app, however the firm moved chats to the standalone messenger app in 2014. It additionally eliminated the function from the cell web site, in 2016 so as to push customers to make use of the Messenger app. Meta says it’s going to lengthen the Messenger inbox testing to extra customers quickly. The announcement comes weeks after the corporate up to date Messenger’s end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) chats with a number of new options and enhancements.
Meta in a latest weblog submit introduced that it’s bringing again the message inbox function to the Fb app. The platform has already began testing the function with some customers and can let customers share content material by way of messages on Fb with out having to modify to a different app. The corporate is planning to broaden testing to extra customers. Over 140 billion messages are despatched throughout the corporate’s messaging apps every single day, in response to Meta. It additionally provides that the non-public sharing of Reels has additionally grown on the platform.
Moreover, Meta has additionally launched neighborhood chats to some Fb Teams, letting customers join extra deeply in real-time. The agency says that customers making an attempt neighborhood chats throughout Fb and Messenger elevated by 50 p.c final December.
Earlier this 12 months, Fb up to date Messenger’s end-to-encrypted (E2EE) chats with a number of options and enhancements. It has rolled out options like personalised chat themes, customised chat emoji and reactions, group profile photographs, hyperlink previews, energetic standing, and help for chat bubbles on Android. Finish-to-end encrypted chats obtained an additional layer of safety and safety to guard the contents and calls of a chat from third-party entry.
Fb has been providing opt-in E2EE chat help for years, however the firm has began increasing the power to encrypt chats by default to extra Messenger customers. E2EE conversations can solely be accessed by the sender and the receiver, and no third celebration, not even Fb itself, can entry the messages despatched by customers, in response to the corporate.