Most likely, Facebook will continue WhatsApp interoperability

After Facebook connected its Messenger service to Instagram, we all knew that interoperability with WhatsApp would be next. But since then, it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about it and therefore some thought that Facebook was giving it up after all the problems WhatsApp has been facing lately. But it seems like they haven’t really forgotten about it and now we are seeing signs that they are still working on it and we may see it on their devices soon.

WABeta Info Actions a new discovery that shows that hidden within the Facebook Messenger code is a WhatsApp chat. Basically what this means is that Messenger will allow communication with WhatsApp. One tweet showed what looks like a forced thread for Messenger to support chats. There is no way to send messages between the two apps yet, but we can see what it would look like if this is the version that they will eventually release.

As with the Messenger and Instagram connection, this is completely optional. Once it starts up, they will most likely send you a notification asking if you want to connect your Messenger and WhatsApp accounts. And even if you do not accept the connection, you will still be able to use your WhatsApp as before without any limits. In fact, you might even get Messenger features on WhatsApp soon, even if you don’t connect the two.

WhatsApp has been facing some issues lately, particularly regarding its updated privacy policy. Not everyone who uses the messaging app wants the main Facebook app to have access to their data. So even if WhatsApp clarifies that individual and group conversations are still private and encrypted, people are still wary that when they talk to companies, they will have to accept some “concessions”.

As for when we’ll see the launch of Messenger and WhatsApp interoperability, that’s something we don’t know yet. Since the test appears to be quite crude, we may not see it anytime soon.

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