Facebook is in news again, this time their yet another business strategy has caught the attention of the onlookers. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg issued a manifesto, explaining their strategy of integrating Facebook with WhatsApp and Instagram messaging. Facebook has been undergoing lots of speculations last year regarding the user’s safety and privacy policies, as both the users and experts were skeptical about the same.
Amidst all these, they are upscaling their business activities by unifying message functions across all its platforms, including text messaging. Encompassing message platform- is one method that Facebook believes would turn their social networking company as a “privacy-focused” platform.
Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page: "We plan to build this the way we've developed WhatsApp: focus on the most fundamental and private use case — messaging — make it as secure as possible, and then build more ways for people to interact on top of that, including calls, video chats, groups, stories, businesses, payments, commerce, and ultimately a platform for many other kinds of private services,"
Regarding how the new feature would work, Mr. Zuckerberg said, “Lots of people selling items on Marketplace list their phone number so people can message them about buying it. That's not ideal, because you're giving strangers your phone number. With interoperability, you'd be able to use WhatsApp to receive messages sent to your Facebook account without sharing your phone number."
Even though the new suggestion put forward by Facebook is going to be user-friendly, it has already raised anti-trust issues among the experts and they opined that this is merely Facebook’s strategy to establish monopoly among its competitors. However, Facebook denies any such allegations about ‘monopolizing ‘, through the FB blog post saying, “Popularity is Dominance.”
Final comments from the experts are still waiting!