Many users on both iOS and Android devices noticed an update screen appearing in the Instagram mobile app.
The update message says: There is a new way to send messages on Instagram, with a list of features, including a new colorful appearance for conversations, more emoji reactions, swiping to reply, and chatting with friends who use Facebook.
Once you press update, the regular DM icon on the top right of Instagram will be replaced with the Messenger logo.
Instagram conversations are more colorful than before, with sender messages switching between blue and purple as they scroll.
However, it is still not possible – for the time being at least – to message Facebook users through Instagram.
The social media giant had outlined its plans to unify the messaging platforms of its popular applications to allow for correspondence between WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
It was said: Facebook is rebuilding the basic infrastructure so that users who only use one application can communicate with others using different Facebook applications.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said he wanted the system to be end-to-end encrypted.
By integrating its most popular apps, Facebook may be able to compete directly with (iMessage) From Apple.
Facebook acquired Instagram for $ 1 billion in 2012, while it acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for $ 19 billion.
And Facebook is effectively running according to plans Merge WhatsApp with Messenger and Instagram, and Facebook looks to make life easier for users of its chatting platforms.
It seems that the tech giants are ready this year to confront each other in order to win messaging application users around the world, especially after Facebook started talking about linking its messaging platforms together more than a year ago.
It had long been hoped that Facebook would find an appropriate way to integrate its messaging services with each other, and it appears that it has made some progress in this area.