The integration between WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram will focus on privacy in conversations. The user can send or receive messages on any of the chats of the three platforms Messenger, Direct and WhatsApp, without having active registration on all social networks. On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced in his Facebook profile that the new feature provides security enhancements to make communications more private, encrypted and time-limited.
In his publication, Zuckerberg also addressed the importance of reducing the time messages and stories are available to users. For the CEO, the proposal to make the content automatically expire as it already occurs in Instagram Stories and the possibility of deleting chat messages within a limit of one month or one year. Also new is that integration can be expanded to SMS on Android phones. It is worth remembering that the change is still under development, so there is no planned but expected release date for the coming years. See below for more details on what integration is and what changes for the user.
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What integrates between WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram
The integration makes it possible to chat with friends on any of the chats of the three Instagram WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Direct platforms, without having them actively registered on all social networks. For example, the user may send a message on WhatsApp to a person who does not have a messenger account. She receives the content in Facebook Messenger or Instagram Direct. Functionality can also be expanded to SMS on Android phones.
See what changes with integration
The main change is privacy in message exchange. End-to-end encryption, already known in WhatsApp, will also be implemented in conversations from other apps to prevent people from accessing your messages, including Facebook.
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Another news about decreasing the time that messages or stories are available. That is, the content will automatically expire as it does in Stories or be archived, for example. Conversations could be deleted after a month or a year, with the user's choice.
In addition, Zuckerberg also addressed another subject in his Facebook post: storing data securely. To avoid information leakage, the change provides that user data will not be stored in countries with a history of privacy abuse and freedom of expression.
In January this year, the newspaper The New York Times revealed that Mark Zuckerberg would integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Platforms would continue to function separately, but with the option of messages being shared across networks. It is worth mentioning that the user does not need to have an account in each for the integration to occur. That is, you can send a message on WhatsApp to a Facebook friend, who does not have a messenger account. In February, the Facebook CEO confirmed the integration.
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