A marriage of Facebook and WhatsApp has been on the cards ever since the latter was purchased by the former last year for the mind-numbing sum of 19 billion dollars. It seems as though the time has finally come for the social network to begin integrating its services with those of the popular instant messaging utility.
Some copies of the latest version of Facebook for Android have been found sporting a new ‘Send’ button bearing the WhatsApp logo on it. This key apparently lets you share posts with your WhatsApp contacts in the form of links.
As you can see in the images released by Geektime, it’s version 18.104.22.168.13 of the Android app application that is exhibiting this functionality. The fact that it’s not available for everyone is an indication of that it’s currently in the middle of its testing phase.
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Back when WhatsApp was purchased by the social network, its CEO Jan Koum had revealed that nothing will change for the application, as it will continue to work independably even after the multi-billion acquisition. But is seems things will be changing soon, as rumors are telling us that teams from both the companies are currently working closely in order to enhance each other’s capabilities.
Additionally, it is also being said that Facebook and WhatsApp are targeting a very deep in integration between their services in the time come. This will apparently include the ability to send messages between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
Nothing official has been said about the appearance of the WhatsApp ‘Send’ button on the Facebook for Android app. Let us now wait for when additional details on the matter are out.