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Messenger, Facebook's messaging app, will be able to return to Mark Zuckerberg's main social network. According to researcher Jane Manchun Wong, known for app discoveries, the messenger is being tested inside Facebook again. This means the user does not need to install two different software to have platform access and chat tools. The main change would be a button on Facebook that would not need to access the Messenger app.

In his Twitter profile, Wong demonstrates that, in the testing phase, it is possible to chat via the Facebook application, but the messenger has limited functions. The user could only send and receive simple messages. If you want to send elaborate content such as photos, emoticon reactions or even making calls, you would need to enter the standard version of the app.

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Facebook tests Messenger's return into social network Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudoFacebook tests Messenger's return into social network Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

Facebook tests Messenger's return into social network Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

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In the screenshot of researcher Wong, it can be noted that the test version of Facebook brings a new design, as well as changes in the chat interface. However, it is important to note that the company has not confirmed the information and there is no official date for the release of possible updates.

Messenger was launched as a standalone application in 2011. However, only in 2014, Facebook removed the chat feature from its main application which forced the installation of the messenger to chat with users of the social network. After nearly five years, Facebook is preparing to integrate messaging services between Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Researcher shows colors, fonts and other design details of Facebook test version Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun WongResearcher shows colors, fonts and other design details of Facebook test version Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun Wong

Researcher shows colors, fonts and other design details of Facebook test version Photo: Reproduo / Jane Manchun Wong

Integration should not incorporate the functions of Mark Zuckerberg platforms. There will be no fusion of the features of the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp trio. The change promises access to the contact list of each application for the user of any of the services that represents a navigation feature included in the convergence of social networks.

The main novelty with the join will be a greater security of the sent content, as it will now use end-to-end encryption, which is currently applied to WhatsApp. In addition, to ensure greater protection of messages, they will have an expiration date, which may be one year or one month. Even SMS from your phone can be used to send chat messages from apps.

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