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Say hello to 'WhatsApp and Instagram from Facebook'

ANI | Updated: Aug 03, 2019 22:35 IST

California [USA], August 3 (ANI): Years after acquiring today's popular social apps WhatsApp and Instagram, Facebook is ready to give them a stamp of its ownership.
According to The Information, Facebook is rebranding the apps to "WhatsApp from Facebook" and "Instagram from Facebook", a move which marks a shift from Facebook's initial plan of allowing the apps to operate and be branded independently.
The new branding will be visible inside the apps and app stores. The change is a result of the increasing antitrust scrutiny of Facebook. The social networking giant acquired Instagram in 2012 in a USD 1 billion deal, followed by WhatsApp in a USD 19 billion deal in 2014. (ANI)