In the world of social media, we all are connected to multiple social media platforms. Social media has become an integral part of our day to day life.
Social media offers a huge option, from messaging with friends and families to business and marketing, social media comes first. This is why we can see there are a lot of social media platforms that are used widely all over the world.
Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, and the list is increasing. There are approximately 3.78 billion people using social media. That’s half of the total population of the world. It is enough to realize social media’s impact on the present world.
Since there are so many options and each has different characteristics, interfaces, and offerings, we mostly used to connect multiple social media platforms.
Although we aren’t going to discuss social media impact or market share. We are going to talk about the most popular social media platform of today which is Facebook.
Facebook is currently at the top of social media market share worldwide. And it is known to all that Facebook has acquired WhatsApp (2014) and Instagram (2012).
As most of the Facebook users also use Instagram and WhatsApp, it brought a new feature called cross app messaging to allow users to communicate across apps while being active on a single platform.
If you are a Facebook messenger as well as an Instagram user, you have already experienced this. To get what is cross app messaging, let’s drive into the deep discussion here below.
Cross app messaging in details
Facebook has rolled out this amazing messenger feature at the end of 2020. It is something that we all need who use both Instagram and messenger apps together.
We love to scroll Facebook and Instagram news feeds while having little chit chat with our friends and families. We have different friend and follower zones on different platforms and we used to make profiles look different on each platform also.
Before the update has arrived, users need to log in particularly to check messages and notifications on Instagram and Facebook. But with cross app messaging, we don’t need to log in to Instagram to see new messages. We can see them from messenger and vice versa.
So, cross app messaging made it possible to get all the messages on a platform and we can receive audio and video calls also.
Simply put, cross app messaging connects users Instagram and Facebook messaging service and let them control both inboxes being active on any of them.
When you have enabled this feature in your device application, anyone messages you on Instagram, you can see it on your messenger inbox. People on Instagram can get your public profile information through searching and can send you message requests. And you can block, delete or reply from messenger.
How does cross app messaging work?
Well, it’s not rocket science, from the user side, anyone can merge Instagram and messenger inbox by enabling cross app message feature on their device. The feature only works on mobile devices and users have to manually enable the option to get the benefit.
The reason behind this update was to give more private networking experiences to the users. It is also a significant upgrade to Facebook’s user experience. As users don’t need to leave platform to check messages on another platform. They can get all in one.
Facebook said, “Four out of five people who use messaging apps in the US say that spending more time connecting with friends and family on these apps is important to them, yet one out of three people sometimes find it difficult to remember where to find a certain conversation thread.”
Cross app messaging only works if you have installed both Instagram and messenger apps on your device. It doesn’t work in the messenger web version you have to get it through the application only.
How do you send a message to an Instagram account from messenger?
To send a message to an Instagram account from the messenger, you have to enable cross app messaging option in both Instagram and Messenger. If you don’t know how to enable this function, go through the next point below. It will show you the way to enabling it in both messenger and Instagram.
How to enable cross app messaging on your device?
Here comes how you can enable this exciting option in your device. It is a needed option for you if you have active status on both Facebook and Instagram.
First of all, you have to enable it on both platforms. So let’s see how to enable cross app messaging in Instagram.
Enabling cross app messaging on Instagram
To enable cross app messaging in Instagram, follow the steps below.
- download the Instagram latest version on your device
- open the app
- click on your profile and go to the settings option
- here you can see all the required settings options from where you have to choose ‘Privacy’
- now tap on the message option
Here you can decide whether message requests go to your Chats list, your Message Requests folder, or whether to receive them at all.
Enabling cross app messaging on Facebook messenger
Messenger shows the option of enabling cross app messaging when you just install the messenger on your device. From there you can easily enable this option in your messenger.
But if you haven’t enabled it yet, you have to do it manually. Follow the steps below to know how to do that.
- open the Facebook messenger app on your device
- Click on your profile
- go to privacy under preferences
- select message delivery option
- from here, decide whether message requests go to your Chats list, your Message Requests folder, or whether to receive them at all
That’s all about cross app messaging. If you feel this feature will be helpful for you, then start using it by following the above instructions.