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Big changes coming to WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the most popular messaging service in South Africa, is getting an extensive list of changes – including an adjustment to its official name.

Bloomberg reported that Facebook – the owner of WhatsApp – will change the official name of the messaging service from "WhatsApp" to "WhatsApp from Facebook."

The same will happen to Instagram, which will now be called "Instagram from Facebook."

This move is not without its controversy. This is because the founders of both of these apps are no longer involved in these applications, with Facebook having purchased both of these platforms once they had already become popular.

Some would argue that saying that these apps are "from Facebook" therefore misrepresents the origins of the respective services.

When asked why the company had made this change, a spokesperson said: "We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook."...

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