California [USA]: During the company’s quarterly earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the company is indeed planning to blur out the lines between its three messaging services including Instagram and WhatsApp. It was recently reported that the company is planning to integrate Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
While many find it overwhelming to have all three services integrated, Zuckerberg’s idea behind the move is to make it easier to send messages across its apps, Mashable reports. According to the co-founder of Facebook, there are millions of users who have Facebook Messenger as their default SMS app and it would be practical to allow people to send messages between apps with strong encryption that runs across all services. Before you jump the gun, the intended integration is unlikely to come true anytime soon. Zuckerberg cautioned that the said measure will be made available in 2020 or beyond as there is a lot of planning which will go into it.