Facebook to merge its 3 messaging platforms

Seems like Facebook will be making plans to integrate Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp. See this article from The Guardian:

The plan includes using end to end encryption for all messaging platforms. What’s the catch for an advertising-driven business? Is it Mark Zuckerberg trying to build Facebook’s image as protecting of privacy? Or is it a farce motivated by dark intents? Both of Whatsapp and Instagram founders have left Facebook in the past one or two years.

Your educated thoughts?

My guess is that this will enable FB to integrate its different methods of data gathering.

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Facebook, Instagram and whatsapp are merging as a pre-emptive and defensive ways to deal with the threat of ongoing calls to break up the social media behemoth FB. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/technology/facebook-antitrust.html?fbclid=IwAR1zT1dbeAzRQ7_3HCJu3uQCQ4e6vN2FEdv3TK_b-PzidSOJH00lvzCU45M