A few days ago it was released that Mark Zuckerberg has intentions to merge Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messenger and WhatsApp.
The current headlines have led people to believe that Facebook wants to merge all three apps into one monopolising social media app, however, this is not the case. Facebook simply wants to create one standard messaging infrastructure which it can then use within all of its apps. This means that Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp will remain as individual apps but the way they process and deal with messages will be handled by one standard backend system.
Why is this a good thing?
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Of course, there is an elephant in the room: Data Privacy.
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