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Merge of Instagram and Messenger chats in new update

Merge of Instagram and Messenger chats

Facebook appears to flipping the switch on integrating the chat systems for Instagram and Messenger. Last week, several users across the US — on both iOS and Android devices — noticed an update screen popped up in Instagram’s mobile app with the message “There’s a New Way to Message on Instagram”. Once you hit update, the regular DM icon in the top right of Instagram is replaced by the Facebook Messenger logo. Chats on Instagram are indeed more colorful than before, with the sender’s messages shifting between blue and purple as you scroll. Facebook has made clear its plans to unify the messaging platforms of its hugely popular apps to allow cross-messaging among Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, this is a frist move.

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