Facebook moves to stamp its brand on WhatsApp, Instagram
Social media giant, Facebook has added its name to Instagram and WhatsApp in a move towards merging all its platforms into one unified experience for users.
Instagram will soon become “Instagram from Facebook” and WhatsApp will turn into “WhatsApp from Facebook”, Business Standard reported late Friday.
The new titles will appear in the title for both apps in Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store.
“We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook,” a spokesperson was quoted as saying.
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Employees for the apps were recently notified about the changes, “which come as antitrust regulators are examining Facebook’s acquisitions of both apps”, said the report.
Meanwhile, the US federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now probing what prompted Facebook to acquire Instagram and WhatsApp.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the FTC is looking to find out whether Facebook was trying to snuff out potential competitors before they could truly challenge the social media giant.
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