With the announcement that Facebook Messenger will soon be adding ways to create rooms from Instagram and WhatsApp too in order to build the communication bridge, A news report had revealed that the WhatsApp beta app version 2.20.163 for Android showcases a new integration with Messenger Rooms. Now, news is rife that the Mark Zuckerberg-led social networking giant is creating tables in a local database that would soon enable communication with WhatsApp user.
As per a WABetaInfo report, Facebook Messenger is creating tables in a local database that will enable the users of this social-networking site to manage messages and services with other WhatsApp users. With this move being implemented, Facebook could import information like phone number of the contact, message, if chat is archived. Moreover, Facebook can understand if a WhatsApp contact is blocked, sounds of push notifications, the details of a chat as well. However, report clarified that Facebook will not be able to access the content, members of a specific group and profile pictures of the contact.
With this, the Mark Zuckerberg-led company appears to be initiating the first steps toward creation a shared connection platform to bridge communication between Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Mind you! These development are in initial stages. Therefore, there is no surety whether the users of these three platforms can communicate with each other using different social-media handles. Only time will reveal what Facebook Messenger has actually planned.
Recently, Facebook had revealed that “Messenger Rooms make it easy to spend quality time with friends, loved ones and people who share your interests. Create a room right from Messenger or Facebook, and invite anyone to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. Rooms will soon hold up to 50 people with no time limit.”
“Messenger Rooms is a new way to spend time with friends and family through group video calls when you can’t be together in person. We built Rooms with privacy in mind and designed controls to let you manage your experience,” said Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer at Facebook Policy.
The person who creates Messenger Room controls the settings for who can join, how easy it is to locate a room and whether to enable or share a link. According to a Facebook blog post, “The default privacy settings were designed to be consistent with what you’d expect for where you create a room. For example, rooms you create through a Facebook Group are open by default to members of that Group.”
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