Facebook Merging Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Chat

Facebook Merging Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Chat

Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp. Each of these popular apps includes messaging functionality. To date, the 3 have been separate, but the company is consolidating them. Over the weekend, Facebook added new functionality to Instagram that integrates it with Facebook Messenger. Reportedly, WhatsApp is next. This has raised privacy concerns as WhatsApp has traditionally done a great deal to increase user privacy while Facebook has invaded it multiple times.

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