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Facebook wants to Integrate Messaging for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger

 

Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger users can message one another soon

While Facebook has a rather huge portfolio of messaging apps that includes its own Messenger, Instagram Direct Messaging, and WhatsApp, the social media giant plans to integrate all three messaging apps, enabling cross-messaging in the future.

According to an article by the New York Times, while the initiative will still let all three messaging services to work independently, they will share the same technical infrastructure. This means that all users—estimated to be 2.6 billion combined—will be able to message each other regardless of the messaging service they are using.

Aside from being able to connect with one another, the initiative aims to strengthen end-to-end encryption in order to address concerns over security and anti-trust issues. “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 said in a statement.

While they did not disclose plans on how they will pull this off, Facebook plans to complete the integration by late 2019 or early 2020.

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  1. The ONLY thing that would EVER get me back on Facebook is when they
    a) Delete EVERY account IN FULL that hasn’t been active for a number of months / years.
    b) When one wants to LEAVE Facebook it should include a SIMPLE WAY of doing so. A way that is shown on the first page.
    c) Leaving Facebook should have an option to delete EVERYTHING. Everything means EVERYTHING. All your likes, dislikes, postings, you name it. It’s OK to give the option to revive your membership but buy deleting it ALL DATA EVER ENTERED SHOULD BE DELETED -AND THAT INCLUDES FACEBOOK”S OWN RECORDS. As if you’ve never been a member.
    I realise that this is never going to happen but I am adamant that all of the above is only fair.
    It would probably cut the number of Facebook members in half or less but who wants FAKE numbers ?

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