Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has begun a new test arena for its integration of the social network with the messaging and voice calling feature in Android phones, in a first of its kind.
Facebook has now added a ‘Send’ button with the WhatsApp icon as a part of the status actions buttons that appear under status update. The new button appears on the right side in the most recent version of the Facebook for Android app.
The integration of two major platforms for Android signifies an overwhelming and omnipresent status of Facebook in all aspects of the connectivity world and emerge as the No.1 in both messaging and social networking market.
The news of Facebook plan to integrate was known already but it was not expected that the social network would move so fast to achieve a tremendous task in one year of its takeover of the messaging platform that is fast emergin into the voice calling internet phone domain.
With the integration, Android phone users can now send messages between Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp easily.
WhatsApp, with its 700 million users worldwide and Facebook with its 600 million users worldwide, together control half the world population’s needs for connectivity.
Facebook took over WhatsApp for about $20 billion in February, 2014.