Ecosystem of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram goes from strength to strength
That the ecosystem composed of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram is destined to increasingly integrate its platforms is certainly not a novelty, given that the “revolution” began in early 2019. However, it is true that in recent times the signs of this union have become more noticeablewhich shows that something will change soon.
The WABetaInfo site has teased users’ curiosity by grabbing some tweets that Italian developer Alessandro Paluzzi posted last month regarding WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram integration.
The application that has brought the integration to a good point is #Instagram. #Messenger is working for me, but I don’t know what to do at a good point. #WhatsApp, once again, it will probably be the last one.
– Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) July 6, 2020
Characteristics of the WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram Ecosystem
Based on this information, more changes have emerged, which, in summary, we report below:
- instagram will recommend install Messenger on your smartphone to integrate the two social networks.
- Two users will be able to talk using two different platformsone of WhatsApp and the other of Messenger. This grew out of a local Facebook database created to manage messages and services with other WhatsApp users.
- The image shown reveals some features that will be implemented in Facebook. In particular, the social network will have access to information such as the whatsapp blacklist, chat properties, push notification sounds, members of a group and profile picture.
- There is no possibility that Facebook can see the content of WhatsApp messages, since since 2016 they are protected with end-to-end encryption. Whether conditions will change from here on out remains unknown.
Concern about the possibility of a monopoly of Zuckerberg’s platforms
Will the user be able to disable the integration? Will there be a fully integrated database across platforms? What does all this mean for privacy? These are questions that will only be answered when completed integration between the three platforms.
It is worth clarifying that the US government is very aware of this action, concerned about monopoly position that could take the ecosystem from Mark Zuckerberg.
In a statement from prosecutor Letita James, it is specified that the investigation will focus on “Facebook’s dominance in the industry and the possible anti-competitive conduct derived from that dominance.”