Facebook is looking to merge WhatsApp Instagram and Messenger.

Social Media Giant Facebook is looking to integrate its messaging platforms (WhatsApp, instagram and messenger).

The three apps will remain stand alone but you will be able to send messages cross platform, at a much deeper level.

According to the BBC, facebook has said it is the start of a long process

This project has been said to be a long time desire of founder Mark Zuckerberg as reported first in the New York Times; the project is under way and is said to be completed later this year or early 2020.

This merger will allow a Facebook user communicate directly with someone who only has a WhatsApp account. This is currently impossible because the applications have no common core.

Mark is looking to make the three apps more useful, this way people will spend more time on them.

Makena Kelly suggested on the Verge that “By effectively joining all its users into one massive group Facebook could compete more effectively with Google’s messaging services and Apple’s iMessage”

Statement from Facebook

“We want to build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private,”

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.

The statement also said that there was a lot of talk and debate about how the system will work……

This is an all new scenario as all three companies have worked mostly independently since their inception.

New York Times is also claiming that this merger (which has been on for some time now) has caused internal problems, possibly the reason why founders of instagram and whatsapp left last year.

This is coming at a time when Facebook Inc have had to face questions and investigations on how users data are secured. Going by recent investigations, they might also face scrutiny on how they intend to go about sharing users data.

What ever happens Facebook will be looking to take advantage of its massive popularity for another massive project; time will tell how it turns out.