Before, the Facebook App included a built-in chat feature that allowed you to communicate with your friends without leaving the application itself. The decision to create a separate Messenger app for conversations altered that in 2014, but it now seems like the platform may be getting it back.
According to Facebook’s most recent blog post, Tom Alison, the company’s head, believes artificial intelligence, messaging, creators, and monetization will be the company’s main priorities in 2023.
He said that for messenger they are “testing the ability for people to access their Messenger inbox within the Facebook app.” Details are scant, but “you’ll see us expand this testing soon,”
“Private conversations are a big way that people share and connect on our apps,” Alison says. “Today, over 140 billion messages are sent across our apps every day.”
Alison also added that “we’ll build more ways to integrate messaging features in Facebook,” he says. “Ultimately, we want it to be easy and convenient for people to connect and share, whether in the Messenger app or directly within Facebook.”
If you are familiar with the Memo that was leaked last summer that hinted to it, this news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, according to The Verge.