Soon you will be able to send messages across and out between Instagram, Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp.
Facebook, which owns both WhatsApp and Instagram, plans to merge the messaging services of the three giant sites together to freely send messages between them.
Today, the three messaging services act as stand alone.
According to Facebook, they will continue under their own name and ‘look & feel’ – even after they have been connected via the same messaging platform or protocol.
The company announces that it is still working on the details. Surely it will be that the connection will include end-to-end encryption so that only the users involved in a conversation will be able to see it, it says from Facebook.
The company announces that users worldwide want their message services to be ‘fast, stable and private.’
That is why the company is working to ‘make it easier to reach friends and family across networks’ in encrypted form.
Facebook Mark Zuckerberg bought WhatsApp in 2014 and Instagram in 2012.
Recently, several of the original founders of these companies have left the Facebok group.
It is assessed from several sides that Mark Zuckerberg is in the process of securing control over these companies, which this connection also has to be seen in the light of.
Facebook will be able to increase its revenue by integrating the three apps – simply because users are expected to spend longer in those chat apps rather than switching to similar services from, for example, Google and Apple.
Facebook so far does not disclose how many user data should be shared between the three apps.