WhatsApp to include Facebook integration and include end-to-end encryption in upcoming update

After recently announcing that it will be free for life, Facebook owned messaging app has a new feature coming up its sleeve. According to developer Javier Santos' latest Google Plus post, WhatsApp will now give users the option to get notifications which tells them that the messages they are exchanging are encrypted end-to-end.

According to WhatsApp Android version 2.12.413, the messaging apps shows plans to allows users to link their WhatsApp account to their respective Facebook account. Apart from this, WhatsApp has plans to add features such as video calling, information sharing with Facebook and document sharing on WhatsApp as well.

Santos screenshot

You can share your WhatsApp data with Facebook from the Account settings tab. According to the leaks, this is so far an optional features.

This move may give Facebook a good idea as to which contact you spend more time talking with. This enables it to populate your timeline with relevant posts thereby letting you spend more time on Facebook.

Founded by Ukrainian immigrants to America Jan Koum and Brian Acton in 2009, WhatsApp got acquired by social media giant Facebook for $19 billion in 2014.

Both Koum and Acton were former employees of technology company Yahoo.

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