Facebook is going to 'integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger'

Now we know why WhatsApp’s founders quit, and it’s not good news!

Facebook is now working on integrating its three chat services - Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

Although they would remain standalone applications, the merger would allow users to communicate directly across the platforms, a feat now impossible because the applications have no common core.

With the project now in the early stages of development, the plan is for Facebook to introduce the switch-up by the end of 2019 or in early 2020.

"The move, described by four people involved in the effort, requires thousands of Facebook employees to reconfigure how WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger function at their most basic levels", reads the report. On top of this, Zuckerberg also wants each of the three messaging services to feature end-to-end encryption.

WhatsApp already uses end-to-end encryption but, apparently, the integrated services will all use it.

Facebook added: "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".

"If Facebook is anxious about that then one way it can defend itself is to integrate those services", Weinstein said.

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The plan is reportedly being spearheaded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who, in typical fashion, is always on the lookout for ways to increase user engagement and prevent users from drifting off to other social networking platforms.

It means that all three apps will support end-to-end encryption, which Instagram now lacks. While each app will still exist, you'll be able to send messages from Messenger to WhatsApp users who don't have a Facebook account. However, this does not tally with the possibility that it may, for example, result in Messenger's ability to see user information from Instagram or vice versa.

The plan was first reported in the New York Times and is believed to be a personal project of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Most users remain blissfully aware of what Facebook actually does, despite countless articles explaining it. It was part of the reason that the founders of both Instagram and WhatsApp left past year. Truth be told, some of Facebook's more controversial moves, from the acquisition of Instagram to the exorbitant price it paid for WhatsApp, now seem brilliant with the benefit of hindsight.

And WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton also left for similar reasons.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Inc's operations chief, had said that the platform needed to win back public trust after facing scandals for violating its users' privacy.

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