Instagram and WhatsApp will add ‘from Facebook’ to their names

Just how uncool can Facebook make Instagram and ? If exerting more influence over the direction of both by installing Facebook executives wasn’t enough, now the social network giant is going to add “Facebook” to their . Instagram will soon become “Instagram from Facebook” and WhatsApp will turn into “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The company already follows this approach with its Workplace . The Information first reported the planned changes, which Facebook confirmed directly.

The new titles will appear in the title for both apps in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. On your device’s home screen, the name for each will mercifully remain the same (for now). But it’s also very likely that you’ll see “from Facebook” on the splash screen for both apps. Facebook already made this exact change with Oculus.

“We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook,” a spokesperson told The Information. Mark Zuckerberg has already unveiled his grand vision of a connected (and end-to-end encrypted) system between Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

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