Several signs suggest that Facebook is preparing to set up its project e-mail linking to Messenger and WhatsApp.
A year ago, rumors suggested that Facebook wanted to make interoperable all of its messaging services, namely, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. For the moment, all of these services are not connected and it is necessary to choose support favorite to address its recipient, which may soon no longer be the case. In sum, a user would be able to use WhatsApp to write to a person who uses Messenger.
The project e-mail cross between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp could soon see the light of day, as indicated by the media specialist WaBetaInfo. This last has discovered lines of code in this topic in the most recent version of the Messenger application. The references found all bear the name ” whats_app “, suggesting a future interoperability between the two instant messaging services.
What are the terms for the confidentiality of the data ?
For the moment, it is still difficult to know how Facebook wants to set up its device messaging cross between Messenger and WhatsApp. The two services do not have the same operation, either on the side of the conservation of conversations or data encryption. The latter is available on WhatsApp, but only on the secret conversations on Messenger.
Suffice to say that Facebook is going to have to pay attention to the way in which it secures the messages because the users of WhatsApp are expecting an encryption protocol at least as robust as the one used by the service to this day. Since 2016, the application is based on the protocol Signal, designed by the Signal Foundation co-founded by Brian Action —also a co-founder of WhatsApp and very focused on the confidentiality of the data.
When the rumors of e-mail cross were mentioned, they suggested that all conversations would be entitled to an encryption protocol end-to-end, be it WhatsApp, Messenger or Instagram. Theoretically, the messages would not be accessible to the us company, but only to their senders and their recipients. It is yet to be confirmed.
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