Facebook has just made it easy to manage your Facebook, Messenger and Instagram accounts at the same time. The new Facebook Accounts Center gives you more control over your accounts across each platform.
Facebook announced that he started testing the new Account Center in a blog post. Account Center is a tool that lets you control your Facebook, Instagram and Messenger accounts at the same time.
This makes it much easier to have a profile on Facebook and Instagram, as well as share the same story on both platforms. Account Center also brings Single Sign On, a feature that lets you sign in or out of your Facebook, Messenger and Instagram accounts at the same time.
If you want to have the same name on both platforms, you can easily sync your profile picture and name. So when you update your Facebook profile picture or name, it will automatically change to Instagram.
Facebook plans to integrate Facebook Pay into the Account Center sometime in late 2020. The addition of Facebook Pay will improve the payment process on Facebook and Instagram, allowing you to make purchases and donations on both platforms.
According to Facebook, using the new Account Center will not change the way you use your data. The post states that Facebook will continue to use the information to "personalize experiences on accounts, in functions such as recommended friends."
Account Center is an option (for now), but it can definitely prove useful for anyone who wants to make quick crossovers.
Note that this feature technically allows Facebook to link usage data from your Facebook accounts to Instagram and later from Facebook Pay. This practically means that the bigger social network will get to know you better, because it will cross profiles and fill in missing pieces of the puzzle called profiling.