Facebook is merging Messenger with Instagram’s direct messages

Facebook is merging Messenger with Instagram's direct messages

In January 2019, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was looking to merge all of the company’s messaging platforms — Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram — into one. 

Now, the company took a big step toward that goal. On Wednesday, Instagram started rolling out the option to connect Instagram direct messages with Messenger. Yes, this means you can send messages to Messenger people from Instagram, and the other way around. 

The new feature, which will show up to some users when they open the app (see image below), isn’t obligatory — you can still keep your Messenger and Instagram DMs separate if you so desire.  Read more…

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