WhatsApp from Facebook – what it means

You may have come across a ‘WhatsApp from Facebook’ note down on your settings when using your WhatsApp messenger or when trying to update your app on Play store, many have raised eyebrows about their privacy and are wondering what that means. Well, WhatsApp from Facebook has nothing to do with your privacy or your personal interaction on the app, but it simply means the giant tech company, Facebook owns the messenger.

Facebook has been through a tough time when most of the users migrated to WhatsApp and other social media apps. I know of very many friends who have not logged in to check their Facebook accounts for months. Many users have become so addicted to the app that they share and get all the information they would want to know on the messenger. Since the invention and rolling of the WhatsApp status feature, many online users have come to love the app, which I didn’t personally like, and I will talk about it in a different article.

In their efforts to rebrand Facebook, CEO Mark looks forward to better sales by stamping their name on its products to make you are aware of who owns the app you are using. ‘We needed the wordmark to establish distinction from the Facebook app and allow for a clearer connection to the full family of technologies,’ said Antonio Lucio, Facebook’s chief marketing officer.

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Looks like Facebook is finding a way to integrate its platforms slowly without raising an alarm on its intentions. Don’t be surprised if Facebook renames the messenger but one good idea they got it right was to purchase the platform, I cannot imagine the depression Mark would be going through now had he not succeeded in taming the founders.

Zuckerberg acquired WhatsApp in February 2014 for $19 billion after determining that the app was possibly going to kill Facebook Messenger and consequently bring down to its knees his entire company. Currently, both WhatsApp and Facebook messengers stand at a billion-plus downloads on the Google Playstore with 101 million and 69 million reviews respectively.

So keep calm, it’s about marking the territory and not your privacy, but who knows what will happen next?

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