Facebook looks set to integrate the messaging services of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.
A New York Times report suggests the merger will take place early next year.
Apparently each app will remain distinct from each other, though the underlying messaging infrastructure will be unified, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mr. Zuckerberg has also ordered all of the apps to incorporate end-to-end encryption, the sources said.
A spokesperson for the technology giant said the firm wanted to “build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private.”
The spokesperson added: “We’re working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks.”
More to follow.