Back in 2020, the Facebook and Instagram cross-app messaging feature hit the mainstream market. This feature came to be loved by a ton of people as they could text their Facebook and Instagram friends via either app. From a recent report, it is now clear that this feature might be coming to an end, and this might come as a shock to some users.
Details on why this feature is coming to its end are not available, but evidence to prove true to this is available. In a recent post from Alessandro Paluzzi via Twitter (X) the tech tipster and mobile developer showed off a screenshot. The screenshot showed information that the cross-app messaging feature will no longer be available to users.
Coming mid-October, this feature will no longer be available for users around the world. While this recent update from Alessandro points to the exit of this feature, there is no official statement on this matter. However, since the update was shared (to Alessandro Paluzzi) via Meta’s Instagram DM, the feature might undoubtedly come to an end.
The Facebook and Instagram cross-app messaging feature exit might affect some users
Regardless of the lack of an official statement pointing to the exit of this feature, it might be happening. Over the past three years, most users have benefited from this feature while using either of Meta’s social media apps. This feature helps users stay up-to-date with all conversations on Facebook and Instagram via either platform.
With this feature, users do not need to leave Facebook to check their Instagram DM and vice versa. This is a handy feature, as it brings a sense of unity between the apps and improves accessibility. A lot of users of the platform have been able to put this cross-app messaging feature to use daily.
The exit of this feature will affect how some users keep in touch with others via DM. Come October, users of Facebook and Instagram might have to leave one platform for the other just to check their messages. This might translate to work for users who check their DMs via either platform they are on at the moment.
Most users of both platforms might question the exit of this Facebook and Instagram cross-app messaging feature. There is no official statement as to the reason for this move, but a few experts are making some guesses. Some say that this move is to combat regulatory scrutiny that might influence their businesses.
The exit of this cross-app messaging might also mean that other similar features might take a bullet as well. Some of these features include sharing Stories and the likes across both platforms. Businesses might also worry about the safety of the Meta business suite, and others might fear about Threads. While these platforms might not be hit by this change, there might still be some concerns among users.