Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to integrate the social network’s messaging services WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger The New York Times. Move comes during the time there are talks of Mark’s control over the company and policy changes.
Still all three platform will be stand alone app, the new architecture will help them to interact with one another. Facebook is still in the early stages of the work and plans to complete it by the end of this year or in early 2020. It will be a tedious task for engineers working on the development, as these three app are totally different from one another.
For example if a Facebook user want to chat with a friend who only has Whatsapp, this could be made possible. However the methodology is that Whatsapp user only give his Mobile number, but Facebook user have to give his identity. Making this possible the apps need to make few compromises. Question is that, those changes will affect security ?
Mark Zuckerberg wants end-to-end Encryption for these integrated messaging service. Unifying the infrastructure for WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger is technically challenging. Unlike Facebook Messenger and Instagram, WhatsApp does not store messages and keeps minimal user data. It is the only one of the three services to currently use end-to-end encryption by default.