Meta announces to end Instagram, Facebook cross-app messaging soon

06:22 PM | 7 Dec, 2023
Meta announces to end Instagram, Facebook cross-app messaging soon

Meta, in a strange decision given its larger communications integration strategy, announces to remove it Instagram and Facebook cross app messaging service soon.

The social network has secretly introduced a new upgrade that will eliminate its cross-app messaging feature between Facebook and Instagram accounts.

According to Meta: "You will not be able to interact with Facebook accounts on Instagram starting in mid-December 2023. You will not be able to initiate new chats or phone calls with Facebook accounts from Instagram once cross-app communication is disabled.''

''Any cross-app discussions that are now open will, according to Meta, become read-only, meaning they will stay archived but will no longer be functional.''

This move conflicts with Meta's current messaging integration strategy, in which the company is working to develop a universal inbox that will function on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

While it appears to be a step back, why would Meta change course after pursuing the process for three years?

Some have cited a future provision in the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) that mandates interoperability for big messaging applications.

All "gatekeeper" platforms—Apple, Meta, Google, and so on—will have to enable communication with other messaging apps "by providing the necessary technical interfaces or similar solutions that facilitate interoperability, upon request, and free of charge," in accordance with the DMA.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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