Facebook has rolled out a WhatsApp update that could threaten Snapchat’s share of the mobile app messaging market. The update allows WhatsApp users to share photos and videos through the app’s status area. Moreover, like WhatsApp text messages, content shared through status updates is protected by end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption is a key distinction between WhatsApp and its competitors, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. “That’s an important point for people sharing private messages with individuals and groups.”