We recently announced that Facebook is planning to merge the backbones of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, enabling users to cross messages on each platform and weaken WhatsApp's privacy controls in the process.
At the time of the report, Mark Zuckerburg was personally involved in the project and pressured him to complete it.
After the plan expired, there have already been significant returns, including EU data controllers, which question the right of Facebook to combine WhatsApp and Facebook data without explicit permission from users.
It seems that all the attention has enabled Mark Zuckerberg to reconsider his plans, as in Facebook's revenue, he said the plans would have to wait until at least 2020.
"The integration we are thinking about, we are really thinking about this early," Zuckerberg said of the Q4 earnings call. "There's a lot more that we need to understand."
Facebook today announced that its 3 messaging platforms have combined 2.5 billion people, and the call for earnings is recommended enough to create a layer of iMessage type that could completely replace SMS messages. Let's hope that privacy advocates and regulators will stop Zuk before it's too late.
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