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Facebook is fusing Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp together

Facebook is actively trying to make cross-platform messaging between Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp a thing. this is according to an article by The Washington Post

Each app will continue to work as a standalone service, but as according to the article, Facebook is restructuring their service to make it possible for anyone in the ecosystem to communicate with others within themselves. The apps will all support an end to end encryption format. The company has yet to provide a schedule for these events.

As a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement, “We want to build the best messaging experiences we can, and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private, 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 networksAs you would expect, there is a lot of discussion and debate as we begin the long process of figuring out all the details of how this will work.”

By allowing all platforms to be able to communicate to one another, Facebook would no doubt be hoping to keep users more engaged and get the merged service as their main messaging service. by doing that they could use the system to bump up their ad game and massively increase their income.

The Facebook app has the most active users out of all the social media apps currently available and by combining the messaging services of the their controlled assets would bring about a big challenge for apples native messaging app (imessage).

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