Zuckerberg plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger by 2020

26 January, 2019, 03:57 | Author: Leah Owens
  • WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester, Britain

All three services will continue operating as stand-alone apps, but they will operate from the same underlying messaging infrastructure. With a merged platforms, an Instagram user could send a private message to a WhatsApp user, a process not now available. While the project is still in the very early stages, it is hoped that it could be completed by the end of this year or early 2020.

As reported by the NYTimes, Zuckerberg is asserting his control over the company's sprawling divisions in order to reconfigure how WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger function at their most basic level.

In light of Facebook's recent privacy issues, Zuckerberg is also said to have ordered the integration of end-to-end encryption throughout the entire infrastructure.

WhatsApp, for example uses end-to-end encryption, but lacks a desktop app, which Facebook Messenger has.

When TechRadar reached out for comment, a Facebook spokesperson told us: "We want to build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private".

The statement said there was a lot of "discussion and debate" about how the system would eventually work.

According to the NYT report, there is some internal annoyance at the plan with some unsure as to the benefit of tying the services together, especially since they don't expect it to bring in many new users. However, targeted advertising throughout all three platforms should be expected.

Naomi Osaka through; Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic in action
Novak Djokovic and Luke - were added to the list of semi-finalists 107-th draw of the Open championship of Australia on tennis. Nishikori was troubled by an upper leg problem and had an extended injury time-out after being rumbled in the first set 6-1.

How Former Manchester United & Real Madrid Boss Jose Mourinho
He told the Daily Mail: "Emery needs four or five transfer windows to get things right". I was watching their last matches.

Xiaomi to steal Samsung’s thunder with its own foldable phone
Lin Bin has suggested Xiaomi Dual Flex and Xiaomi MIX Flex which seem like quite a conservative choice. Lin Bin, Xiaomi's co-founder and president posted the video on China's social media platform.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram will be merging into a "single messaging service" next year.

But most of all, this move will be an opportunity to unify the services under a Facebook branding, which could prove to be a red line for some users who have tried to "de-Facebookify" their lives, much as Github's purchase by Microsoft sent some hardline developers running for the hills.

Facebook bought Whatsapp for $19 billion in 2014, but Acton and his new bosses reportedly clashed heads about the direction the messaging app should take.

This, of course, will allow Facebook to increase user engagement which will increase company profits.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal late Thursday to explain his company's business model and address some misconceptions he feels people have about his company.

Reporting on the survey in April, the Financial Times said that user trust in Facebook had actually been on the rise before the scandal, but that user confidence in the company to protect their information fell from almost 80 per cent in 2017 to 27 per cent previous year. It is important to understand that WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger will totally remain different applications altogether on the home screen. Instagram's founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, abruptly left Facebook last fall after Zuckerberg began weighing in more.

Recommended:



Popular

Search continues for missing 3-year-old in North Carolina
The family of a 3-year-old boy from North Carolina claimed that he was protected by a bear while missing for three days. The US Marine Corps also joined the search effort, Hughes said. "I want to thank all of the volunteers that came out".

UK Brexit minister Barclay says takes Airbus 'no deal' warning seriously
When this caller insisted Airbus would never leave, James O'Brien demanded to know why he knew more than the CEO of the company. The group, chaired by Guy Verhofstadt, "reiterated that the withdrawal agreement is fair and can not be re-negotiated".

Chris Brown plans to sue woman who accused him of rape
The R&B singer received some bad press this week when a French model filed a police report against him accusing him of rape . Popular Canadian singer, Justin Bieber has reacted to the allegation of rape surrounding his mentor, Chris Brown .

Roger Stone Arrested Pre-Dawn on 7-Count Indictment
Credico ultimately appeared before Special Counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury in September 2018. Law enforcement took Stone into custody early Friday morning at his home in Fort Lauderdale.

With Venezuela convulsed by crisis, Trump's hawks take dramatic turn
The administration says Maduro's order isn't legal because the U.S.no longer recognizes him as Venezuela's legitimate leader. Juan Guaido has said he needs the backing of three key groups: The people, the global community and the military.

Kim Jong-un applauds Trump for second summit plans
President Donald Trump as soon as next month, the Republic of Korea's (ROK) Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Thursday. The US is going to continue to keep pressure and sanctions on North Korea until we see fully and verified denuclearization.

Florida Republicans call on Trump to support Venezuelan opposition
This comes just a week after Venezuela's Congress declared Maduro a usurper , following a highly disputed election. These will be the first mass street rallies since 125 people died during protests between April and July, 2017.

Gray strikes deal with Reds, needed for trade
Still, the trades are interesting because they signal Cincinnati is basically all-in for a longshot attempt at contending in 2019. That will leave many of Cincinnati's young pitchers to battle for the final rotation spot and provide depth in case of injury.

Espionage: American accused of spying in Russian Federation was misled - Lawyer
Whelan's twin brother, David, has said that Whelan was in Russian Federation for the wedding of an old friend. He works as the global security director for a US automobile parts manufacturer and lives in MI .

White House tweets about Martin Luther King Jr. aren't going over well
The event also included the 2018 Black Heritage Stamp tribute and the naming of the Martin Luther King Jr . Day in 2017, Trump met with King at Trump Tower in NY in a meeting that King described as "constructive".