In a blog post about the future of Facebook, Meta announced the re-merger of Messenger with the Facebook app.
“We are testing the ability for people to access their Messenger inbox within the Facebook application. We will soon expand this testing”, revealed the director of Meta’s popular social network, Tom Alison.
As reported by The Verge, Facebook and Messenger first split in 2014, when Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was a move to provide users with a better user experience. But many users have been demanding the company bring Messenger back to Facebook for years, primarily because they were forced to download two different apps.
As recently as last summer, there were “rumors” that Meta could please users, and social network consultant Matt Navara noted in December that bringing Messenger back to Facebook was being tested. Despite the official announcement of the test, it is still unknown when exactly the reconnection will happen.