The social media giant wishes to merge WhatsApp and Instagram with Facebook Messenger. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, apparently wants to integrate the services under a single underlying messaging protocol. It will be easy for the users to communicate across the three services. According to The New York Times, the new integrated service is set to arrive by the end of 2019 or early 2020. The trio will continue to work separately, but their basic technical framework will be the same. Integration of these apps will combine three of the world’s largest messaging networks.
The apps have more than 2.6 billion users across the world. Completion of the new project will allow users to communicate across the platform. There may be some changes on the surface, but the step could have a revolutionary impact on the billions of users. Additionally, the company will be able to create a single user form its various apps. Facebook aims to provide end-to-end encryption for the messages. The encryption could secure messages and other users will not be able to read them. A Facebook representative said the company is working to make more of their messaging products. Principal analyst at research firm eMarketer, Debra Aho Williamson says, probably the move may lead to data sharing across the apps.
Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp previously. CEO of both platforms left the company due to disagreements with Facebook. According to the company’s statement, it aims to develop the best messaging experience for users. Facebook said, nowadays, people want messaging services to be fast, easy, safe, and private. The company is considering ways that will enable users to get in touch with family and friends across the network. By appending the apps’ structure together, Mr. Zuckerberg wishes to increase Facebook’s efficacy. In addition to this, the move could keep users highly involved inside the company’s ecosystem. The exact strategies behind the integration of trios are not yet clear. But the integration plan emerges privacy questions regarding the sharing of users’ data between services. On Friday, Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the transformation would be an incredible outcome for internet users.
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