Integrating WhatsApp into Facebook Messenger retard

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook, although not on the messaging service itself. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Technology has gone too far, Facebook is looking at integrating WhatsApp into Facebook Messenger. Thereby creating a local database to manage messages and services with other WhatsApp users, where one can get access to the chats of another app by using one Application which saves data.

WABetaInfo said that while Facebook can not collect WhatsApp messages since WhatsApp messages are end-to-end encrypted, it’s likely that Facebook will import the Signal protocol to encrypt and decrypt messages, already used by WhatsApp. Probably Facebook will hold WhatsApp messages in the aforementioned local database in the future.


Features found within Facebook Messenger’s code would reportedly allow Messenger to understand if WhatsApp contacts are blocked, the sounds used by push notifications, and details of WhatsApp chats like phone numbers, message counters, and whether the chat is archived. Currently, Facebook does not consent to the content of chats, members of a specific group, and profile pictures of contacts.

The report cited developer Alessandro Paluzzi, who found references within Facebook code regarding the integration of these Facebook-owned services. Paluzzi also claimed that Instagram is looking to integrate Facebook Messenger into the Instagram app.

However, the website noted that since this is still under development, and there is a lot of features to be fixed for Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp to intertwine, all of this may still be changed, or destroyed.


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