Tech and social media giants Facebook is set to rename both Whatsapp and Instagram in other to boost transparency. both apps will become “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.”
The chance will reportedly not change or interfere with the functionalities of the apps as it is merely cosmetic and won’t even change the initial name of the apps on the home screen.
“We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook.”, explained by a Facebook spokesperson explained the change to The Information which where the first to publicize the story.
Facebook acquired Whatsapp on February 19, 2014 for $19 billion and Instagram on April 9, 2012 for 1 billion dollars according to wikipedia. Both apps have being operated and branded independently until now