Facebook has decided to change the name of popular social networking app “Instagram” and “WhatsApp”

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Recently “Instagram” has become very popular social networking site to the all smart phone users of all over the world. Generally, it allows users to share photos and videos. It has developed in San Francisco by “Kevin Systrom” and “Mike Krieger” and launched in 2010 for IOS only. After a year and half later in April 2012, a website interface, other versions for Android, Windows and Windows Phones were launched. Now it is available for Windows 10 also. When it was started, it has a few users and Mr. Kevin Systrom is the first photo poster in “Instagram” but now it has more than one billion users from the whole world and it is available in 36 languages.

In 2012, Mark Zuckerberg the Owner of the most popular social networking site Facebook sends proposal to Instagram that he is interested to buy it and he did it for 1 Billion US dollars. From then, Facebook is known as the developer of “Instagram”.


A very close thing has happened with most popular free calling-messaging social app “WhatsApp” what was founded by “Brian Acton” and “Jan Koum” in 2009, ex-employees of Yahoo! After leaving Yahoo! They applies to Facebook but got rejected.

In January 2009, Koum and Acton bough iPhone and started to visit their friend Alex Fishman to talk about a new type of messaging app. They realized that they need an iPhone developer. With a view to get an iPhone developer Fishman took help from and developed an app from IOS devices only. Koum called the app “WhatsApp” to sound like “what’s up and in On February 24, 2009, he incorporated WhatsApp Inc. in California.

In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for 19 billion US dollars. Generally, WhatsApp is a messaging app that allows users to send text messages, photos, videos, share status and others. According to the last updates, WhatsApp has 1.5 billion active users. It is growing with Facebook and Instagram.


After Facebook acquiring them, it is developing day by day and getting more popular. On August 2019, Facebook confirmed that they are going to change the name of this two app. They will make it “Instagram from Facebook” Instead of “Instagram” and “WhatsApp from Facebook” instead of “WhatsApp” because they are willing to be clearer about re-branding of this two app.


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