Meta said that it will soon remove the connection feature that lets you chat with Facebook friends on Instagram. Starting mid-December, the company will disconnect the cross-platform integration.
Meta said that once the roll out starts, user will see the below changes:
- Users won’t be able to start new conversations or calls with Facebook accounts from Instagram.
- Any existing chats on Instagram that you’ve had with Facebook accounts will become read-only, even if these Facebook accounts are removed from the chat. This means that you and others with Instagram accounts can’t send new messages in these chats.
- Facebook accounts won’t be able to view your Activity Status or whether you’ve seen a message.
- Any existing chats you’ve had with Facebook accounts won’t move to your inbox on Facebook or Messenger.
Meta did not explain the reasons behind the move yet.