Facebook starts integrating Whatsapp into Facebook for Android App

    After one year of acquiring mobile messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook has begun testing a new feature in its 'Facebook for Android' app that includes the first major integration of WhatsApp.

    Facebook starts integrating Whatsapp into Facebook for Android App

    One of the clear signs of integration is the newly added ‘Send' button in Facebook for Android. This button comes with the familiar WhatsApp icon as a part of the status actions buttons that appear under each status update.

    Recommended Link: The Next Apple 4TH Gen TV Might Will Support 4K Videos

    The new button appears on the right side (for left-to-right languages) for some users in the most recent version of the Facebook for Android app.

    Facebook starts integrating Whatsapp into Facebook for Android App

    This move appears to be the first step towards connecting the two platforms in order to streamline the operations of both Apps which serve similar market and take control of the messaging market together.

    Recommended Link: Google Plans To Offer Free International Roaming Schemes: Report

    According to reports, teams are already working on a deeper integration that will include the ability to send messages between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

    WhatsApp, which has almost a billion monthly active users has already rolled out WhatsApp calling feature in Android smartphones which could be further integrated with Facebook for Android App.


    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more