Facebook already owns WhatsApp, the world's most popular chat app with over 1.5 billion users worldwide.
Would you be happy to see Messenger brought back to the main Facebook app?
The current interface of the application, as well as that of the mobile version of the site, shows a button dedicated to Messenger, which opens the application or port on the Play Store, or on the App Store if it's not present in the system.
A Facebook spokeswoman said that the company did not have any additional details to share at this time.
In any case, the Times report hints that integrating all three messenger services is a big priority for Facebook in 2019, as Zuckerberg is reportedly pushing for the unification to be done by the end of this year or early 2020.
Since 2014, if you've wanted to use the functions of Facebook's messaging features on your Android smartphone, you've had to download the Messenger app, which is totally separate from the regular Facebook app.
At the very least, Facebook testing this feature out gives us a peek into how Zuck's mind has changed with regard to messaging and Facebook's "family of apps" overall.
You can take a look at what the switch could potentially look like below. Namely, the ability to send and receive messages, while reactions, calls, and photos might remain exclusive to Messenger.
As of right now, there is no information regarding when the update may come.