Cross-Platform Messaging: Instagram and Messenger have received major updates. After updating the app, the messaging experience will change completely. Facebook announced this last month, but now it is being given to all users slowly. However, despite the updates, you can keep using the old Instagram. For this, you will get the option to opt-out of the new update.
What is a new update?
Under the new updates of Instagram, the message option of Instagram has been changed as Messenger. Now Instagram’s inbox will look like Messenger and here too the Messenger icon will be visible. Recently you must have noticed that the Colour of Facebook Messenger app has been changed to dual-tone. This is only part of the company’s cross-platform messaging plan.
Instagram messaging changed and new features added
Many new features have been introduced in the message option of Instagram. Now you can change the theme, reply to one message, send the missing messages and react with emojis on each message. There is also an option to watch videos with each other on Instagram. Chat colours can also be changed. For this, you will not have to download the app separately. Now you can send messages from Messenger to Instagram and from Instagram to Messenger. But the company has said that both inboxes are not being merged.
What is cross-app messaging?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told about a plan last year. Under this, the company is working on a cross-platform. Under this, Messenger and Insta will be merged. After some time, the cross-platform can also be given from WhatsApp. However, a merger does not mean that these apps will end, but you can message from one app to another. After enabling the Cross-App feature provided in Facebook Messenger, users will be able to make video calling with Instagram users from Messenger.
— Under this feature, direct users from Facebook will also be able to share posts with Instagram users.
— Instagram users, i.e. those who have an Instagram account, will be able to search Facebook Messenger users from Insta and send a request.
Facebook account users will be able to connect to Instagram users from Facebook itself. Instagram users can be messaged by direct search from Facebook Messenger. However, under privacy control, if you want, you can set whether anyone can message with Facebook or not.