Mark Zuckerberg, ceo of Facebook, wants to the im services, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp integrate. That message, The New York Times Friday on the basis of four sources involved in the plan. The three services should be as independent applications will continue to exist, but the underlying structure of the apps would be unified.
According to The New York Times is Facebook still at an early stage of the project, and is intended to be by the end of this year or beginning of 2020 around with the integration. For the reform have thousands of Facebook employees WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger, from the ground up reprogramming. End-to-end-encryption (end-to-end encryption), which use the messages in WhatsApp are already protected, will also be rolled out to the other two apps.
The integration of the im must be interaction between the three. A Facebookgebruiker would then, for example, from the social networking websites a message to send to someone who only has WhatsApp. Currently this is not possible, because two different apps and WhatsApp, unlike Facebook uses end-to-end encryption.
The ultimate goal of Zuckerberg would have been with the surgery for more people to be active to keep within the ecosystem of Facebook, and so in order to stand stronger against competition from messaging services, for example Apple and Google. In addition, the integration also benefits for advertisers.
According to The New York Times showed Zuckerberg intern al months balloon on the integration of the im and he has the idea eventually at the end of last year really doorgeduwd. The impending reform led to the sudden departure last autumn of Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, said the newspaper. Previously they also attracted all WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton the door behind him closed due to arguing with Facebook. With the acquisition of the two apps had Zuckerberg, however, promised to provide the services independently.