Facebook is planning to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger
The team at Facebook are never short of ideas on ways to evolve the digital landscape. And despite coming under fire over privacy beaches in recent months, it hasn't stopped Mark Zuckerberg from driving the business forward.
In his next big move, Zuckerberg wants to merge Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp as a way to unify the messaging infrastructure — but the apps will continue to operate independently. According to The New York Times, the merge is set to "incorporate end-to-end encryption". What this means is messages can only be viewed by the participants in the conversation. So, a Facebook user could send an encrypted message to someone who only has a WhatsApp account which can't be done right now because the apps are separate.
In a statement, Facebook said it wanted to “build the best messaging experiences we can. People want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private. We’re 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.”
If, like us, you have three separate conversations with one person, this move is going to streamline your chats. What will that actually look like? Well, it's still in developments but we do know it will make our lives much easier...
Plans for completion are expected to be by the end of this year or early 2020.
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