If you remember those age-old rumors that Facebook plans to merge all its apps (Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram) into a single one, you must know that the scenario finally begins to loom. Pretty soon, all your conversations from Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram will be accessible from a single app. Many people thought that it’s just pure speculation.
The process already began since the Messenger app finally merges with Instagram.
Beware for your Instagram account
The integration of the two apps was observed recently by several Instagram users. An update screen popped up in the mobile version of the social network displaying the message “There’s a New Way to Message on Instagram”. The update also brings swipe-to-reply, more emoji’s, and the great news: “chat with friends who use Facebook.” Therefore, the update should arrive to all Instagram users shortly, and you’d better keep an eye on your account.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also spoke about the plans of its company to unify all of its messaging platforms into one app. While such a move worries some users, Zuckerberg assures us that the outcome will be end-to-end encrypted just like WhatsApp.
In an official statement, Facebook said it wants to “build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private.” The statement follows: “We’re working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks.”
Facebook is definitely in the position to do anything it wants, considering that it owns both WhatsApp and Instagram after purchasing them both for some staggering amounts of money. The world’s most popular social network bought WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion and Instagram two years earlier for $1 billion.