Over a year ago, Facebook announced its plans to merge WhatsApp, Messenger chats and Instagram into one app. And previous signs of this effort and with the most recent update, Instagram’s DMs are getting a major overhaul.
iOS and Android Instagram users in the US are reportedly receiving an update telling them that they can message their friends on Facebook through the Instagram app even if they don’t have an Instagram account.
The update also makes DMs a lot more colorful, in line with the current Messenger chat aesthetics. Also, the icon in the upper-right corner of the Instagram app is replaced with the Messenger logo.