They are three different applications with vastly different design and functions (to some extent), so sometime it might be easy to forget that WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger are actually owned by the same company: Facebook. A recent report by The New York Times has stated that these popular apps will soon be closely related to each other than just having the same owner.
The report claimed that Facebook is currently in the early stage of integrating the three apps with each other. Under a direct order from the CEO of the company himself, Mark Zuckerberg, the integration will only cover the internal aspects of these apps while they will continue to operate as individual apps.
Specifically, the integration will involve the implementation of end-to-end encryption in addition to cross-messaging capability between all three apps. Given the major differences between WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, this is certainly a huge technical challenge even for a company such as Facebook.
Nevertheless, we are not that far away to see the integration in action though as the report also stated that Facebook is aiming to make it a reality by the end of 2019 or early 2020. Let’s see how it
(Source: The New York Times)