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You can now import your Instagram contacts into Messenger

You can now import your Instagram contacts into Messenger
From TechCrunch - December 4, 2017

Facebook and Instagram have begun testing a feature that allows you to more easily bring your Instagram contacts into Messenger. The experience, which is entirely opt-in for the apps users, is the latest in a series of integrations between Instagram and Facebooks properties, which has earlier included the cross-posting of Instagram Stories to Facebook as well as the ability to launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook.

This time around, the two apps are making it simpler to sync your Instagram and Messenger accounts with one another.

In Messenger, you can now visit the People tab and tap on the new option Connect to Instagram to add your Instagram contacts to the list of friends you can reach with Facebooks instant messaging application. You can also add your Instagram contacts from the Messenger sign-up flow, if youre a new user.

Only your mutual follow contacts on Instagram will be imported, so theres no concern that Instagram followers will now be able to spam you on Messenger, even if you dont follow them back.

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