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  1. Shikhar Chauhan's Avatar
    Hey, guys!
    I just noticed this on the wp8.1 GDR 1 news post.
    In the messages merging/forwarding feature screeshot, facebook chat integration seems to have been revived and is now in-built into the OS.
    Is it legit?
    windows-phone-sms-forwarding.png
    Last edited by Shikhar Chauhan; 07-30-2014 at 06:48 AM. Reason: Formatting
    Mavee Shah, enroh_mada and NestorP like this.
    07-30-2014 06:47 AM
  2. Adirocks's Avatar
    If that's true
    It will be awsm
    Sent from my RM-998_im_india_910 using Tapatalk
    07-30-2014 06:51 AM
  3. WP8_Lover's Avatar
    The thought occurred to me too. I dreaded losing the messaging hub integration pre-update. But, after updating, TBH I like it this way. Why have multiple occurrences of the same? Messenger is good enough for me these days.
    Arka1412 likes this.
    07-30-2014 06:55 AM
  4. unnatixlr8's Avatar
    So they are really bringing integration back. Though average user might get confused about the multiple instance of the same program. I hope they will sort something out.
    07-30-2014 07:08 AM
  5. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I prefer the integration although the messenger app is very nice.
    Sent from my Razr Flip Phone
    07-30-2014 07:11 AM
  6. adamfehres's Avatar
    To me that conversation read as we will speak on facebook not integrated into text chat... If it was a different colour or said facebook above the message I would agree with you.
    sent from my lumia 930....
    07-30-2014 07:14 AM
  7. AbhishekSinha1601's Avatar
    I too like the FB integration very much but recently it came in news that FB is trying to force people to use the messenger app. Its not even allowing to chat through the fb app(Even the Fb beta for WP and the android FB app has changed integrating the app to messenger). So let's see what happens. Fingers crossed
    07-30-2014 07:41 AM
  8. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Would be interesting...
    07-30-2014 07:56 AM
  9. Prudhvi Raj's Avatar
    A small doubt.. Why is there a mark option beside the chat on Facebook block... Either this image should be just an edited screen shot to help users get an idea about how it should look like.. Or its just an old pic..
    07-30-2014 07:56 AM
  10. Geddeeee's Avatar
    The integration of messaging and all the other hubs is a thing of the past, so we'll have to get used to it.
    The reason given, which is a good one IMHO, is that if FB or other app developers change how their code is handled in the app, then a massive rewrite of part of the OS would have to be done. This would slow down development and the OS and features would always be 6 months or more behind.

    I miss those features myself, but the approach taken and reasons given for the change are valid....
    I would much rather have an app update than have to wait months for an OS rewrite, which may or may not work correctly....
    shamrock95 likes this.
    07-30-2014 08:05 AM
  11. CrossIsHere's Avatar
    Hey, guys!
    I just noticed this on the wp8.1 GDR 1 news post.
    In the messages merging/forwarding feature screeshot, facebook chat integration seems to have been revived and is now in-built into the OS.
    Is it legit?
    Click image for larger version. 

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    It'll be awesome to have FB chat integration in WP 8.1.1 :)
    07-30-2014 08:11 AM
  12. MrKlgs's Avatar
    The photo seems to belong to windows phone 8. Look at the top, there's only clock. In WP8.1, there are also other signs like battery, wi-fi, vibration etc.
    trwrt likes this.
    07-30-2014 08:15 AM
  13. Ploydd's Avatar
    Yeah that looks like an older screenshot they just edited for an example.
    07-30-2014 08:36 AM
  14. Allicit's Avatar
    Regardless of the reasons given, integration needs to be brought back. Windows Phone was based and sold on the premise of not having a requirement to use apps, where the OS could provide baked-in basic functionality to access social media. Irrespective of the update schedule and problems with changes to social media coding. Microsoft needs to find a way to make it work effectively. Right now the phone feels like its taken a massive step backwards and away from the innovative paradigm WP was always based on.
    07-30-2014 08:42 AM
  15. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Regardless of the reasons given, integration needs to be brought back. Windows Phone was based and sold on the premise of not having a requirement to use apps, where the OS could provide baked-in basic functionality to access social media. Irrespective of the update schedule and problems with changes to social media coding. Microsoft needs to find a way to make it work effectively. Right now the phone feels like its taken a massive step backwards and away from the innovative paradigm WP was always based on.

    I agree. The coolest part of WP on my Lumia 900 back when it was first released was the fb integration in messaging and the people hub. That's what I showed everyone who asked about the phone. When I showed them how the people hub worked they were blown away. Unfortunately WP is becoming more like android and IOS as time passes.
    07-30-2014 10:26 AM
  16. rpac78's Avatar
    The Facebook Messenger app works pretty well for me. What's one more app on my start page? I did play with it a bit when I was still on WP8.0 but having it separate from the messaging hub isn't a big deal for me.
    07-30-2014 10:39 AM
  17. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    The Facebook Messenger app works pretty well for me. What's one more app on my start page? I did play with it a bit when I was still on WP8.0 but having it separate from the messaging hub isn't a big deal for me.

    The Messenger app is a good looking app and it works well. It would be even better if it had a dark theme.
    rpac78 likes this.
    07-30-2014 10:58 AM
  18. CrossIsHere's Avatar
    The Messenger app is a good looking app and it works well. It would be even better if it had a dark theme.
    Dark theme? I don't think so blue color will look good on dark theme.
    Last edited by CrossIsHere; 07-30-2014 at 12:13 PM.
    07-30-2014 11:07 AM
  19. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I use dark and cobalt on my 1520 when I'm not using dark and crimson. Black and blue look great together.
    sent using tapatalk app
    07-30-2014 11:20 AM
  20. Adirocks's Avatar
    Check this
    No fb integration is coming in gdr1 update
    Sent from my RM-998_im_india_910 using Tapatalk
    07-30-2014 11:21 AM
  21. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Not surprising.
    sent using tapatalk app
    07-30-2014 12:19 PM
  22. CrossIsHere's Avatar
    Not surprising.
    sent using tapatalk app
    Ya but I was hoping.
    07-30-2014 12:21 PM
  23. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I'll bet it was removed at FBs request. Zuck apparently has plans for the stand alone messenger apps. Gotta make that money for the shareholders.
    sent using tapatalk app
    07-30-2014 12:25 PM
  24. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    I'll bet it was removed at FBs request. Zuck apparently has plans for the stand alone messenger apps. Gotta make that money for the shareholders.
    sent using tapatalk app
    Yeah, instead of one app with 1b users, there will be two with 1b each lol
    07-30-2014 12:30 PM
  25. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I wouldn't even like it, now that I have Messenger.
    WP8_Lover likes this.
    07-30-2014 03:04 PM
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