The platform has lately forced users to download Messenger to chat with their friends. After that, the option to chat with friends via Chat was completely removed from the Facebook app.
Wong says that "reactions" and photo sharing options are not yet available in the conversation. However, he argues that this could be due to the fact that the application is still in progress.
Facebook is unlikely to remove downloads of the Messenger app soon. The company recently added dark mode to messenger on iOS to improve its usability at night.
Messenger has over 1,3 billion users worldwide, giving Facebook several reasons to maintain it.
What Facebook can do is offer Chat as an add-on to the app, while being decompressed by some of the available Messenger features. This also fits perfectly with the current customer-centric Facebook policy that has been going on lately.
Several people in the US Congress have begun to express the idea of regulating content on social media sites. This perception comes after years of uncontrolled fake news that spread on these platforms, and are detrimental to the real world.
However, once this burst breaks, Facebook is very likely to adapt. The platform has recently taken a stand against the growing nationalistic content on its platform. The company even analyzed the teams that will be discontinued under this new rule.
It only remains to see if all these rumors that have been going on in the last few days will come true.