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Facebook integrating WhatsApp, adding messaging to profiles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2015 21:40 User comments (3)

Facebook integrating WhatsApp, adding messaging to profiles A year after Facebook spent $19 billion to acquire the messaging giant WhatsApp, the social media behemoth is beginning to integrate the service.
Currently in an early beta, Facebook has begun testing integrating WhatsApp into its mobile apps, starting with Android.

Reads the report: "Facebook has added a "Send" button with the familiar WhatsApp icon as a part of the status actions buttons that appear under each status update. The new button appears on the right side (for left-to-right languages) for some users in the most recent version of the Facebook for Android app."

Other reports have claimed that both the Facebook and WhatsApp teams have been working on deeper integration that will let users of both Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp to send messages cross-platform and cross-app. If accurate, the move would be a huge deal for both especially as Facebook looks to take control of the instant messenger market.

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3 user comments

17.4.2015 13:30

There is only one thing to say - Telegram.
It has better privacy, it is not American and it is not facebook.
https://telegram.org/

210.4.2015 6:33

Originally posted by knyrkki:
There is only one thing to say - Telegram.
It has better privacy, it is not American and it is not facebook.
https://telegram.org/
Awesome. Thanks for that

Trin - Making Digital Waves

313.4.2015 8:19

Thanks for that as well . :)

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