Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (34) wants to connect, according to a report in the New York Times, the Messaging services, social networks WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.
Specifically: A Facebook User should be able to an encrypted message to send someone who only has a WhatsApp account. Currently this is not possible, because the Apps are still separated. Zuckerberg is hoping that the new, less User switch to the competition.
The services should be as independent Apps operated. The underlying Messaging infrastructure should be unified. The project will be implemented by 2020 at the latest.
Large internal resistance
With this move, Zuckerberg is breaking the promise that Instagram and WhatsApp would be able to keep large autonomy. This he dictated to the journalists, after Facebook had bought Instagram and WhatsApp.
The large growth of WhatsApp and Instagram has Zuckerberg brought now to Ponder. And u-turn. The “New York Times” quoted insiders who claim that Zuckerberg, a closer connection of the three Apps promises even faster growth.
company internally, Zuckerberg’s plans not to come, according to the report. Various leaders of Instagram and WhatsApp have vacated their offices in the carpet for days already.