According to The New York Times, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is personally pushing for the merging of WhatsApp with Instagram and Messenger. We can say that already there is a fairly good amount of synchronization between Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram. Particularly with the Stories, and News Feed posts.
However, WhatsApp has largely been left out as an independent arm of Facebook, though it is now fully-owned by the social media giant. With the revelation that Facebook wants to merge WhatsApp to Instagram and Messenger, security conscious users have not received the news well.
Data Privacy Breach at Facebook
Though reports say the merging of WhatsApp into Instagram and Messenger will be supported by end-to-end encryption making it impossible for third parties to eavesdrop. Critics argue Facebook has not shown an entirely reliable history when it comes to its ability to keep users data private and secure.
Over the last year, Facebook has suffered several hacks and data leakages, more than it cares to admit. The data leak to Cambridge Analytica being the biggest as it led to Zuckerberg being grilled by the U.S. Congress. But that scandal is far …read more