Instagram is one of the most popular social media. You must be using Instagram to stay connected with your friends, colleagues, and others. The Instagram owned company Facebook starting cross-platform services for the user. Facebook is merging the Instagram DMs (Direct Message) with the Messenger app.
On 28th October, the Company has merged the Instagram DMs with the messenger app in India. Today I am explaining to you about the Instagram DMs merging with the Messenger app. Read this post till the end to know more about this.
Also, Read WhatsApp Facebook going to merge.
Here are full details about Instagram DM is merging with the Messenger app.
Instagram is merging with the Messenger app in the latest update. The Instagram users can send messages to the Facebook messenger contacts without leaving Instagram. You will see the messenger app icon in the place of the DM icon after the update. Both the Android and iOS users can get the new update. This new Instagram feature is now available for both Android and iOS users.
The Android user must have the updated version 188.8.131.52.123 and iOS users 165.0 to use this feature. You can update your Instagram from the Google Play Store and Apple Store. You have to also update your Facebook Messenger to send messages to Instagram contacts. The messenger must be the updated version for Android version 2184.108.40.206 and iOS version 287.1.
When you start using this feature. you will need to opt for the cross-messaging feature, The DM icon top of the right corner of Instagram will be replaced with the message icon after enabled the option. Also, Facebook allows users to take the profile picture and name from Instagram to the Messenger app on first installed.
Instagram’s DMs get a change in the color of the chatbox, react with emojis, selfie stickers, and other messenger features. You will also see the many changes on Instagram. These changes are for Facebook’s UI to look similar to Facebook and Messenger apps.