Mark and his teams are currently working to integrate WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. This doesn’t mean a coalition or merge between the three apps. But rather it means users will soon be able to send chat/messages across platforms.
Though the three social media apps will still continue to function as independent apps but users can now send messages across from facebook to WhatsApp or to IG (vice-versa). That sounds cool, right? But, the thing is, such configuration don’t come easy.
Hence, we won’t be seeing this happening anytime soon until 2020. But according to our source, the work is already on. And according to a report from The New York Times, In order for this to work a huge amount of reconfiguration needs to be done by “thousands of Facebook employees”. Mark Zuckerberg and his teams would have to change how the apps function at their most basic levels. It is also Mark’s aim for all three apps to incorporate end-to-end encryption once the integration is complete in early 2020.
Commenting on this development, Facebook said:
“We want to build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private”. The company is “working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks. As you would expect, there is a lot of discussion and debate as we begin the long process of figuring out all the details of how this will work”.
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