FastCompany recently posted some rumours on possible integration of FB Messenger back to Facebook app:
Until 2014, Facebook users were able to send and receive Facebook messages in the primary app. But then Facebook decided to remove the messaging feature from the app and forced users to use the dedicated Facebook Messenger app to send and receive Facebook messages.
Wong speculates that the reversal of this policy is in preparation of Facebook integrating its messaging services across all its apps: Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram..
Seems that, a number of people who removed FB app from mobiles, is larger than presented on the media. It’s quiet some time since I removed FB app from my mobile, due to its constant irrelevant notifications. Less than a month ago, I gave Facebook another try. It lasted few days till I deleted it again.
I still occasionally use it through the browser, but not the app:
- UI/UX got overwhelmed with stuff I don’t use
- Content level reduced drastically
- All the data leaks didn’t help bringing the trust to the brand
Most of the valuable content slowly migrated to messengers, some of which belong to Facebook, but yet again, if FB will bring Messenger back to its mobile app, it’d be easier to cross this app out as well, and move to WhatsApp/Telegram alternatives.