- This will make message end-to-end encrypted across Facebook’s ecosystem.
- Both Instagram’s and Messengers tools will be clubbed together which includes vanishing messages, selfie stickers, custom emoji, chat colors, Watch Together feature etc
- Problem: Someone you blocked on Messenger will be able to talk to you on Instagram.
- Why is Facebook doing this?
- First, with end-to-end encryption, Facebook will have no responsibility on what people say on these services. That means no moderation cost.
- Second, this integration means Facebook can use your data from both the platform to target ads more effectively.
- Third, this will make these apps more interconnected, thus reducing a chance of splitting. Facebook can deny anti-trust lawsuits wanting it to split and sell Instagram.