The first evidence of WhatsApp integration appears on Facebook Messenger
Messages from all Facebook applications may soon become a reality
At the beginning of last year, I understood that Facebook is considering multiple platform chats between WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, which take place in a unified and encrypted backend. After the first few small steps towards compatibility in the form of messaging cameras on WhatsApp, we now see this cross-app integration. According to WABetaInfo, some clues appeared on Facebook Messenger that reveal how the company is working to communicate with WhatsApp users through the application.
WABetaInfo explains that it found a database on Facebook Messenger, illustrated above. It will allow Messenger to understand if WhatsApp contacts are blocked and will contain details on the status of a chat (such as the attached phone number, a message counter and if the chat is archived) and whether push notifications are active or not. However, the content of the chat itself is not stored in this database, or the required hooks have not yet been implemented.facebook
Because the deployment is still at such an early stage, it is unclear whether it can stop the integration or if the WhatsApp contacts will be uploaded to the Facebook Messenger servers. With a unified backend for all Facebook chat platforms, all messages you send through the company’s apps can use the same infrastructure.
Similarly, Instagram is working on messaging integration, as evidenced by Twitter evidence.
Personally, I am torn. While I hope I don’t have three different apps just to contact all of my friends on my phone, I still don’t think Facebook has been allowed to buy Instagram and WhatsApp in the first place, preventing them from becoming viable competitors. . With the exit of TikTok, if the United States banned the social network, Facebook would be ready to continue being the dominant force in social networks.