All Apex messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger are owned by the social media giant Facebook. Facebook now has plans to integrate the messages sent between all these communication platforms, allowing users to talk to each other even when using different applications. The information is from The New York Times, who spoke to four company sources involved in this project.
According to the report, orders to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger came from Mark Zuckerberg himself, Facebook’s chief executive, who also mandated the end-to-end encryption of messages sent by all services. The change is expected to happen by the end of 2019 or early 2020.
Even with the change, all applications will continue to work separately. The big difference is that you can, for example, send a message via WhatsApp to someone who is your friend only on Facebook or Instagram.
Searching for the report, Facebook said it plans to deliver the best messaging experience possible. “We are working to make more of our products end-to-end and we consider ways to facilitate access to friends and family between platforms,” the company said in a statement.