Amongst the global outrage over Facebook's plans to integrate chats among Whatsapp, Messenger, and Instagram, the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that it is a longtime project.
Zuckerberg says that they were early in thinking about the integration plan. "There's a lot more that we need to figure out before we finalize the plans. This is going to be a long-term project that I think will probably be to whatever extent we end up doing it in - a 2020 thing or beyond," said Facebook CEO.
"The first reason that I'm excited about this is moving more to end-to-end encryption by default in more of our products. People really like this in WhatsApp. I think it's the direction that we should be going in with more things in the future," he told to the analysts.
"There are also a number of cases that we see where people tell us that they want to be able to message across the different services,” said Mark Zuckerberg.
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the main theme is to let the people use the apps to improve the experience.
"Hundreds of millions of people are using Marketplace on Facebook now, and a lot of people are using that in countries where WhatsApp is the primary messaging app that they use.”
"We need to make it so that people can communicate across the different networks and graphs that they have or be able to do that integration better in order to facilitate more transactions and connections there," said Zuckerberg.
Mark says that he believes very strongly in trying to spread out and put power in person's hands, "One of the ways that we're talking about decentralization is through end-to-end encryption in messaging."