Menlo Park. Facebook wants to enable the sending of encrypted messages between its services. The company is working to "facilitate access to friends and family across networks," a Facebook spokeswoman said on Friday to the AFP news agency, confirming the New York Times report.
Therefore, the content should remain encrypted. At the beginning of this "long process," there is a lot of discussion about how this will work, said the spokeswoman.
Facebook's Internet group, among others, includes popular applications for smartphones Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp, each with more than one billion users. So far, users must login to the same service in order to communicate with each other.
According to the NYT report, Facebook hopes to provide communication between applications by the end of this or early next year. However, services still need to be stored separately from each other.