Facebook could be looking to merge some of its biggest and most-used services, according to a new report from The New York Times. According to the report, Mark Zuckerberg is asserting his control over the company\u2019s different divisions and is set on merging the company\u2019s major messaging services. The plan seems to be to allow Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram users to chat with each other, regardless of the platform they\u2019re using. Importantly enough, the report notes that Zuckerberg has also ordered apps to adopt end-to-end encryption, marking a big step forward in security for apps like Messenger and Instagram. WhatsApp already has end-to-end encryption in its ecosystem, however, analysts believe the integration will induce some kind of compromise to its security. Encryption essentially means that only the participants in the conversation will be able to see what\u2019s being said \u2014 while unencrypted messages could potentially be intercepted. The move would be a significant change for all three of the services. While Facebook and Instagram have seen some integration, WhatsApp has largely been developed separately from Facebook\u2019s other core services ever since Facebook acquired it for $19 billion in 2014. Also Read: Flipkart Samsung Days sale, Big discounts and offers on Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9, A7, and more Facebook confirmed the report in a statement to The New York Times. The company said that it wants to build the best messaging experiences as people also want the messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private. Facebook is working on making more of the messaging products end-to-end encrypted and is considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks. The plan to integrate the different services apparently isn\u2019t going over as well as Zuckerberg may have liked. WhatsApp employees are reportedly particularly frustrated by the plans, largely because of concerns over privacy \u2014 and Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the company last fall. Anonymity is a big part of WhatsApp and Instagram, whereas on Facebook you must sign up with your real name. Considering that, it\u2019s currently unclear exactly how Facebook will approach the integration of the three services. So when will we expect to be able to message across services? The New York Times mentions that a planned launch is set for 2020 \u2014 though of course whether that ends up happening remains to be seen.