Facebook is currently working on the integration of its three chat services: Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. They will not merge and continue to function as stand-alone applications, but their owner wants their users to send messages to them via platforms.
For this to work, a huge amount of reconfiguration must be done by “thousands of Facebook employees,” according to a report released today by The New York Times. They will have to modify the operation of the applications at their most basic levels.
Mark Zuckerberg’s goal is to incorporate end-to-end encryption into all three applications once the integration is complete by the end of 2019 or early 2020. Currently, WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is enabled by default for all conversations .while in Messenger you can opt into end-to-end encrypted chats.
In a statement, Facebook says it wants to “create the best messaging experiences possible and that users want a fast, simple, reliable and private messaging”. The company “is striving to make its end-to-end email products more encrypted and look for ways to make it easier to communicate with friends and family over networks.” As you can imagine, there is a lot of discussions and debates at the beginning of the long process of determining all the details of how it will work “.