Meta has announced that it will end support for cross-app messaging between Facebook Messenger and Instagram. The change will take effect in the middle of December, and users will no longer be able to start new conversations with users on the other app. Existing chat threads between platforms will become read-only, and stored chats won't be moved to the inbox. The reason for eliminating the feature is unclear. However, The Register speculates that the move may be related to the EU's allocating WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook and Instagram as "gatekeepers" under the Digital Markets Act (DMA).
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