Facebook has revealed that it is planning to streamline its messaging services by integrating Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook essenger.
All three will still be separate apps, however, they will all be inter-linked underneath the surface. According to a report that was published by the New York Times, it will allow messages to travel between the services.
The paper says that it is the personal project of Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, however, the company are still at the beginning of a long process.
It would enable users who use different apps to communicate across platforms without the need of using the same app as the person they are messaging.
In a statement, Facebook stated: “We want to build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private.”
It added: “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,” it added.
According to the NYT, the attempt to merge the three services has already started and is set to be completed by the end of the year, or the start of next year.
It marks a significant change in the approach of the company as they previously allowed Whatsapp and Instagram to operate independently.