January 28, 2019
Whatsapp and Instagram should be integrated with Facebook Messenger. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently wants to bundle services under a single underlying message platform.
Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp will merge with a deadline of 2020. Whatsapp and Instagram will then be integrated with Facebook Messenger. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to unify the three services on a single messaging platform or protocol.
The idea is to enable users to communicate more easily through the three services and, according to The New York Times, the project must be completed by the end of this year or early next year.
The reports suggest that the new unified backend will support end-to-end encryption, which is required to prevent third-party messages from being viewed. Theoretically, this means that all three platforms should be safer. Although services continue to run as standalone applications, the underlying technical infrastructure will be unified. It brings together three of the world's largest messaging networks, with more than 2.6 billion users.