Mobilize to socialize: Facebook Integrates WhatsApp into ‘Facebook for Android’

First look of WhatsApp’s Integration on Facebook for Android Finally Revealed.

Fans have waited for more than a year to get the first glimpse of Facebook’s maiden integration with WhatsApp.

Recently, we disclosed WhatsApp’s idea to integrate voice calls into the app’s features and now this is big news for the fans.

After buying WhatsApp, Facebook took more than a year to incorporate the new asset into its platform. It was revealed on Saturday that Facebook has now begun testing the first major integration of WhatsApp on its Facebook for Android v.31.0.0.7.13.

Image Source: Geek.com
Image Source: Geek.com

In the images that are available, we can see that Facebook has incorporated a “Send” button along with the app’s icon making it a part of the status actions button, which by-default appear under every status update.

The new “Send” button is positioned on the right side in the latest version of Facebook for Android.

We already know that WhatsApp and Facebook have worked closely to enhance their capabilities. Jan Koum, CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp, had promised users after the acquisition that nothing will be changed and the app will operate independently.

Until today, we didn’t observe any sort of integration between Facebook and WhatsApp instead we have noticed Facebook improving its Messenger, which became quite obvious with the latest F8 announcements.

With the news now out, we believe that it can be assumed as a first step towards merging the two platforms for ensuring sustained development and capturing the messaging market. Rumor has it that Facebook and WhatsApp teams are working on a profound integration of the two platforms including the possibility of sending messages between WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Source: Geek.com

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.