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Zuckerberg plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, FB Messenger: NYT

The three services will, however, continue as standalone apps, the report said

Munsif Vengattil | Reuters  |  Bengaluru 

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Inc Chief Executive Officer is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of its WhatsApp, and Messenger services and incorporate to these apps, the reported on Friday.

The three services will, however, continue as stand alone apps, the report said, citing four people involved in the effort.

The company is still in the early stages of the work and plans to complete it by the end of this year or in early 2020, the report said.

did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After the changes, a Facebook user, for instance, will be able send an encrypted message to someone who has only a account, according to the report.

protects messages from being viewed by anyone except the participants in the conversation.

First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 21:10 IST