The latest update for WhatsApp we reported that Facebook is adding its name to WhatsApp. WhatsApp beta on Android now shows “WhatsApp from Facebook” branding. According to a report by MS Poweruser, the ‘WhatsApp from Facebook’ tag is visible under Settings.
The latest beta update reportedly adds the ‘WhatsApp from Facebook’ tag to the app. Similar, Instagram also now shows “Instagram from Facebook”. WhatsApp from Facebook is visible at the bottom of the Settings menu on the app. While this doesn’t change anything on WhatsApp, it highlights Facebook’s dominance over the app.
Few weeks ago, Facebook said it would merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger for a cross-platform messaging system. They started adding its name to some screens on Instagram, one of the first links it has given users to its ownership of the popular platform. And they is bringing some changes to its apps like the introduction of ads on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, former employees of Yahoo. Koum named the app WhatsApp to sound like “what’s up”. When early versions of WhatsApp kept crashing, Koum considered giving up and looking for a new job. Acton encouraged him to wait for a “few more months”. And now, WhatsApp was the most globally popular messaging app, with more than 600 million users and more than 100 million voice calls per day were being placed on WhatsApp.
Recently the Facebook-owned platform started rolling out a feature called fingerprint lock for its Android beta users. When the Fingerprint lock feature is enabled, it would let people use fingerprint to open WhatsApp. Users can even hide content from notifications. However, even when WhatsApp is locked users would still be able to answer the calls.
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