Facebook is working on blending its two social messaging apps WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. No accuracy if the plan to unite the two services would become a reality.
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Facebook is looking at integrating WhatsApp into Facebook Messenger. Facebook does not currently have properties that allow it access to the content of chats, members of a specific group, and profile pictures of contacts. Users of one app can chat with users of the other.
But, there is a lack of clarity about the process that Facebook will undertake for integration between WhatsApp and Messenger and maintaining data security, user protection. Facebook, which owns WhatsApp and Instagram, announced plans to combine its social media apps into a single messaging service last year.
Messenger Rooms, an app unveiled in April, lets you host video calls with up to 50 people using Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The new report suggests Facebook is now ready to take the next step.
The update was hidden in the code of Facebook Messenger, so WABetaInfo says it’s unclear when this merger of the apps would necessitate. But in the future, the closer unification of the apps would mean any user with a Facebook account could reach friends through WhatsApp without having to download the app.
“Since WhatsApp messages are end-to-end encrypted, it’s likely that Facebook will import the Signal protocol to encrypt and decrypt messages, already used by WhatsApp,” WABetaInfo. WABetaInfo feels that messages from WhatsApp will persist end–to–end encrypted.