Facebook Is Reportedly Integrating Its Social Messaging Apps

September 20, 2019

first_imgStay on target Facebook plans to unify Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, following the company’s ongoing privacy protection efforts.On Friday, Facebook staff spoke with The New York Times about the integration, which is still in its early stages and most likely won’t launch until later this year or early 2020.Even though Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp will operate as three separate apps, their messaging infrastructure will be brought together. With this update, people can easily send messages across Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.Photo Credit: Freestocks.org/Unsplash“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,” Facebook told The New York Times in a press statement.The apps will also contain end-to-end encryption, which will enable messages to stay private and only be viewed by conversation participants. Following this update, Facebook users could send encrypted messages to people who only have one of the other apps, such as WhatsApp. This feature is not available now, since all three messaging apps run separately on smartphones.Facebook’s integration move comes on the heels of other privacy initiatives, as the company continues to crack down on fake news. Earlier this week, Facebook introduced a new page quality tab and an updated recidivism policy. Both will help Facebook reduce spammy pages and false content on its website.More on Geek.com:Facebook to Discontinue Moments Photo-Sharing AppFacebook’s New Page Initiatives Aim to Crack Down on Fake NewsThis Startup Claims It Will ‘Brainwash’ Facebook Users for $29 Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating Service last_img

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