Mark Zuckerberg, Cheif Executive Officer of Facebook has planned to integrate social media network services messaging app Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
He took this step to have complete control over his several divisions and to tackle the disorientation, wherein time and again his reputation of the company has been battered with several scandals and Whistleblower Wylie concerns over this issues.
As per the reports:
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.
While all three services will continue operating as stand-alone apps, their underlying messaging infrastructure will be unified, the people said.
Facebook is still in the early stages of the work and plans to complete it by the end of this year or in early 2020, they said
Zuckerberg has decided and ordered to have all the apps end to end encryption. An important and a game changer move to protect messages from being viewed by someone, except the participant during the conversation.
For example, a Facebook user will be able to send the message to someone who has only a WhatsApp account. However, currently, it’s not possible because it’s app has not been integrated.
As per the reports:
By stitching the apps’ infrastructure together, Zuckerberg wants to increase the utility of the social network, keeping its billions of users highly engaged inside its ecosystem.
If people turn more regularly to Facebook-owned properties for texting, they may forgo rival messaging services, such as those from Apple and Google, said the people, who declined to be identified because the moves are confidential.
If users interact more frequently with Facebook’s apps, the company may also be able to build up its advertising business or add new services to make money, they said.
In a statement, Facebook said it wanted to
“build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private.”
It added: “We’re working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks.”
However, the changes that they are going to make may raise more security concerns because currently, WhatsApp asks only phone number and photo where Facebook and Instagram ask full identity.
This we have to see how Zuckerberg and his team will handle the situation. As per the statement, they are currently trying to figure out the solutions to these problems.
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