Wong spotted the feature as it is being tested where she was able to send messages via the Facebook app. "For now, this new "Chats" section seems to only contain the basic chat functionalities". The social media giant completely removed the section making it into a different standalone app in 2014.
Of course, there are some benefits to this, and using the Messenger app without downloading the Facebook app (in case you don't have an account) is one of them. however, it does not make any sense.
"We are testing ways to improve the messaging experience for people within the Facebook app", a Facebook spokesperson said per The Verge.
This all tracks with recent news that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to roll Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger into a single platform. Or it could be trying to better balance on-platform engagement across the two apps - while Messenger use has been rising, engagement within Facebook's main app has, reportedly, been in decline.
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Is Messenger Returning To The Facebook App?
It's possible that rolling chat back into the main Facebook app is part of this effort, though it's not clear if or when it will roll out to the general public. Now, nearly 5 years later, as Facebook prepares to integrate WhatsApp and Instagram into a singular platform, the feature seems to be making its return.
This likely does not mean the end of Messenger and the bundling of everything into one monster app.
According to Wong, Facebook is starting to lay the groundwork for integrated messaging throughout all its services. Besides getting its users engaged on all three platforms, it is hard to see past Facebook's plan to boost its revenue through merging all three apps.
They will still work as standalone apps but will have the same underlying architecture.