Ownership company Meta has decided to stop the ability to chat with friends on Facebook from Instagram. This feature may be discontinued at the end of this month. This information is known in a report of the technical website The Verge.
Meta did not say why the feature would be discontinued. However, it is believed that this decision has been taken to avoid punishment in addition to complying with the rules of the European Union. The first feature was announced in 2019. It was officially launched a year later.
In a statement, Meta said, starting in mid-December, users will no longer be able to message friends on Facebook from Instagram. If any conversations are still active they will go into read only mode. Apart from this, the activity status cannot be seen from the Facebook account.
The cross-messaging service is being discontinued in 2020, three years after its launch. This allows messaging and calls to Facebook accounts using Instagram DMs and from Facebook to Instagram.