It is not to have a single app for everything, but Facebook is in the process of integrating its courier services in WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.
While the three applications remain independent, at a level much deeper they will be linked so that messages can travel between different services.
WhatsApp limits the number of people that you can forward messages Facebook told the BBC that it was starting a «long process» of adaptation.
The technology firm plans were first reported by the American Journal The New York Times and it is believed that it is a personal project of the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
The project involves communication between users of different platforms on which, for example, a user of Instagram can communicate directly with someone that only have WhatsApp.
The concept would work in the same way with Facebook Messenger.
The integration comes in moments in which Facebook has been under great scrutiny for questions of privacy. Send messages between these platforms, all belonging to Facebook, currently it is not possible since the applications do not have a common core.
The work to merge the three services already started, reported The New York Timesand is expected to be complete for purposes of 2019 or early next year.
Zuckerberg shared data is driving the integration plan for making more functional their three services and increase the amount of time that people spend on them.
To unite all its users in a massive group, Facebook could compete with Google messaging services and the iMessage to Apple, suggested Makena Kelly site The Verge.
How to use your own account from Facebook Mark Zuckerberg «We want to create the best experiences of messaging that we can and people want that messaging is fast, simple, reliable, private,» Facebook said in a statement.
«We are working to make our messaging products to be more encriptadosy we explore ways to make it easier to get to friends and family through networks», added.
The idea of integrating messaging services is a project of Mark Zuckerberg, according to sources of media in the USA» Internal conflicts»the linking of the three systems marks a significant change in services of Facebook, which had allowed that Instagram and WhatsApp will operate independently.
The plan of Zuckerberg to connect the messaging of the three platforms had provoked «internal conflicts», according to The New York Times.
was part of the reason why the founders of Instagram and WhatsApp renounced their positions last year.
«Instagram helped kill my daughter»: the harsh denunciation of the father of a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide decision also occurs when Facebook faces multiple investigations and criticism of the way that has managed and protected data from users.
The integral linkage of data can lead to get government regulators to analyze their data management practices.
The United Kingdom Information Commissioner has already made research on the amount of data that are shared between WhatsApp and Facebook.