Facebook starts to integrate with its WhatsApp messaging app

Facebook starts to integrate with its WhatsApp messaging app
Last year, Facebook purchased messaging app WhatsApp for nearly $22 billion. Now, the two are working together on integrating their services. A new version of Facebook (v. 31.0.0.7.13) allows users to send and share news to WhatsApp subscribers via a "send" button on the bottom of a Facebook page. The button hasn't appeared in the latest public version of the app making it likely that it is available only to Facebook beta testers.

Despite comments made after Facebook announced the acquisition of WhatsApp that both would continue to operate as standalone applications, there is speculation that both companies are working on other ways to integrate both sites. The goal for Facebook is to drive more traffic to both apps and book more ad revenue for itself.

With voice calls coming to the iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp, there is some gossip about Facebook's interest in employing this technology for its own app. Despite all the talk about both apps remaining independent, you can expect more integration between Facebook and WhatsApp in the future.


source: Geektime via Reddit, AndroidAuthority

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8 Comments

1. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I left Facebook for a reason. :cue Al Pacino in Godfather 3 gif: "As soon as I'm out. They pull me back in!"

2. jesusnexo unregistered

in that case, can they add material design please? k, thx

3. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

I hate Facebook.. I am not on Facebook and I don't want it to mess with WhatsApp.

4. andhraking17

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

i'm a beta tester too and i have the same version too, but i can't find the send icon. Can anyone tell me if there is any way to enable it.

8. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

After all it is just a gossip, it may not be true at all.

5. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Would be really nice to put What's App and FB Messenger on the same. I spend hundreds clicks a day to change between the apps when I'm talking to people. Contrary to popular belief, it does become annoying.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1925; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Ok...

7. Avesperia

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

The Facebook app has a terrible UI. Why can't it be as smooth as Instagram? and takes a lot of space and they never add stuff that users want to the app! Also it's become boring af!!!!

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