Today we’ve learned that Facebook is taking the next step toward its integration strategy, Messenger will allow communication with WhatsApp. The company will not force chats between its social networks, but it will be up to the users whether they want to activate this feature, which also allows joining profiles between Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp users. All three networks have messaging services, and for some time now it has been possible to use Instagram Direct on PC.
This option is something that we can already see on Facebook, where we are allowed to link the Facebook account with the Instagram account and synchronize stories and other posts.
Facebook Messenger will let users communicate with WhatsApp
The fact that the company wanted to unite all applications by allowing interaction between the chats is something positive for users. This way, there is no need to have an account in three different services to talk to more people, but just by having a WhatsApp account, we can communicate with users of other platforms. This is already possible if we make video calls with Rooms, which is a cross-platform that does not require having an account on WhatsApp or Instagram.
At the same time, it allows people who do not have a smartphone to communicate via Messenger with WhatsApp users, something especially positive for very young people who may have access to a computer, but not to a personal smartphone. In many cases, young people resort to using their parents’ WhatsApp, since WhatsApp, unlike other apps such as Telegram, does not allow multiple accounts to be run simultaneously on the same smartphone.