According to a report, the social media platform Facebook has started functioning on its program to integrate Messenger with WhatsApp and Instagram DMs. The previous year, Facebook has merged Facebook Messenger with Instagram’s DMs (Direct Messages) with success. Currently, Facebook has taken its first step towards incorporating WhatsApp into the mix.
Alessandro Paluzzi, an Italian code-digger, has found a WhatsApp chat hidden in the Facebook Messenger code. However, it is impossible to integrate Messenger with WhatsApp presently.
Moreover, Paluzzi has compelled a thread to make it identifiable as a WhatsApp chat, to act as a preview for when the feature is accessible once the amalgamation is complete.
According to the report, the amalgamation between WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will be voluntary for when the feature reveals. A similar implementation was observed with Instagram and Facebook, which allowed users to choose to combine chats between the two Facebook-owned social media platforms, WhatsApp with Facebook Messenger.
As per the report issued by WABetaInfo, a couple of features that have already been applied on Facebook Messenger are said to make their way to WhatsApp. The report additionally noted that the company is still testing the feature for iOS.
However, no details indicate the confirmation about when the ultimate amalgamation of WhatsApp with Messenger will occur. It is suggested that the amalgamation between Facebook Messenger, Instagram DMs, and WhatsApp could be done by the end of 2021. However, possibly it will take some time ahead of being accessible for all users all over the world.
The company had integrated Instagram DMs with Messenger in August 2020. The feature enables users to get messages from Facebook Messenger on Instagram. Also, allows users to answer from Instagram without changing applications and vice versa. Furthermore, users can either get messages and calls in their message requests or not at all.