Facebook is reportedly working to integrate its three messaging platforms, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Hold on! These apps will not merge completely and will continue working as standalone apps. But Facebook wants to allow users to use any of these platforms without navigating the app. In my point of view, Facebook will integrate these apps in such a way that if a user is using any of these apps, h/she can use the remaining two apps without leaving the previous app.
Merged Messenger will take some more time to Show up
CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, while announcing the company’s quarterly result said that no doubt, Facebook is working to merge all its platforms into one unified platform but don’t think that it will show up as soon as 2020. He said that the company need to figure out a lot yet regarding this new project so it will take time. Zuckerberg did not reveal any extra information regarding the project but yes he confirmed that something big is coming over. He also said that he will launch the unified messenger when he is quite sure that it is secure.
Zuckerberg also highlighted reasons that why most of the people want a unified platform. He said that all the three platforms, WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram have a handsome amount of user base but combining it will make it easier for the user and will refrain them from jumping to one and then to another platform.
Facebook is taking this step, most probably, as the WhatsApp and Instagram are getting more popular as compared to Messenger. Just as recently, WhatsApp has left Facebook behind and became the most popular App among people. Over the period of 24 months, WhatsApp has grown 30 per cent, compared to just 20 % and 15% growth for Facebook and Facebook Messenger respectively.
Considering these figures we may say that integrating these three apps will help Facebook to boost up this profit. As the number of users in all apps many exceed. Let’s see when Facebook will actually implement this feature. But it is quite sure that it will launch at the end of this year or maybe at the start of next year. Well, many analysts think that Facebook Integration May Weaken WhatsApp End-to-End Encryption.