Facebook wants to put together its Chat services such as WhatsApp and Messenger, according to media reports, in the Background, and more with encryption to secure.
The Online network of the “New York Times” and the “Financial Times confirmed” at least, that there are Considerations in this direction. “We are working more and more of our Messaging services with end-to-end encryption, and examine ways to friends and family across the borders of different networks easier to make accessible,” said a spokesman for the Newspapers. Currently there are internal discussions about how best to proceed.
On the common technical platform according to the Reports, in addition to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the communication function of the photo service Instagram. The Plan will be driven by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The founders of WhatsApp and Instagram, which were able to operate in the first time after the Acquisition by Facebook largely independent, had to leave for the past year, all of the Online network. According to contemporary Reports, it is said to have tensions with Zuckerberg, the stronger in the leadership of the services engagement.
The three services more than a billion users each. Facebook as an Online network to more than 2.2 billion active members – the growth had recently slowed significantly.
The end-to-end encryption, in which only the partners have access to the contents of a conversation, is currently in the Facebook world only to WhatsApp by default. The Facebook Messenger, you can add them to the exchange of confidential information. On disposal, the WhatsApp founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum, it was mentioned, you could have been against plans to weaken the encryption.
A former Facebook Manager, the “Financial Times”, said Zuckerberg wool combine various services of the group to a kind of “Whatstabook”, in order to stimulate growth. While the encryption would improve the security of the data, whether the true purpose of Facebook, presumably, more contact details, to find potential new users, he explained.
A merger of the technical infrastructure behind the Chat features at the same time would complicate a break-up of Facebook. The policy claims to come, especially since the data scandal Cambridge Analytica again and again, Facebook had to be forced to separate from the Messaging services.