Taking another step towards monetising and making all its apps whatsapp, Messenger and instagram into one unified experience for billions of users, the social networking giant has added 'WhatsApp from Facebook' for new users on its instant messaging platform in the New Year.
facebook CEO mark zuckerberg revealed his plans last year to integrate its chat services whatsapp, Messenger and photo-sharing app instagram to let their users message each other across platforms. Calling it a long-term project, Zuckerberg said the cross-app functionality will happen in 2020 or beyond. The new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks whatsapp updates, on Thursday. "WhatsApp from facebook is added to the whatsapp Status for newly registered users!' posted the website.
A follower replied: "This is a feature that they know how to implement faster!" whatsapp in september quietly rolled out a feature for Android users to let them share their status stories directly on facebook Story and other apps. Just like instagram, WhatsApp's status stories lets users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours.