Facebook plans to ‘integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger' together
We really don't know if we like this.
Facebook has revealed that it plans to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger together in a bid to make it "easier to reach friends and family."
The New York Times reported that the three apps will still be stand alone apps, however they will also merge into one so that chats and messages can pass between them.
All messages sent in the three apps will be encrypted so that only the messenger and recipient can see them.
In a statement, Facebook said: "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.
"As you would expect, there is a lot of discussion and debate as we begin the long process of figuring out all the details of how this will work."
However, The New York Times notes that while plans are in the works, Facebook is still only in the early stages of carrying this out and it could be 2020 until it is fully in place.
We'll just have to wait and see until this all works out!