Facebook is planning to integrate all of its messaging services namely WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. This move is set to be completed by the end of 2019 or early 2020.
The move will also require reconfiguration of the three apps at the basic level of functioning. One of the reasons for this move could be to increase the utility of Facebook and also to keep the users totally engaged so that they do not get distracted from the rival apps.
The main question arises is that all the three platforms use different user information. WhatsApp asks users phone number while Facebook and Facebook Messenger uses their true identities.