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Facebook plans to add its name to Instagram, WhatsApp!!

   By : TWINKLE VARSHNEY | TECH TALK
Facebook started adding its name to some screens on Instagram's photo sharing system this week, one of the first links to give users ownership of the popular platform.

The move comes at a time when the world's largest social media is facing more scrutiny by regulators around the world for more transparency about data privacy practices and how and with whom Facebook shares user information.

Although it does not appear immediately to users, "Instagram from Facebook" can be seen a few clicks at the bottom of the Settings page in the Instagram app on some iOS devices.

"We want to be clearer about products and services that are part of Facebook," a company spokesman told Reuters.

Some US lawmakers, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic presidential candidate, have urged action to break up Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet Google.

Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, in an opinion piece in the New York Times in May, urged US regulators to divide the company into three.

Facebook will also add its name to the WhatsApp messaging service, The Information said earlier on Friday.


Facebook Instagram bought in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014, and now each uses more than one billion people.

Instagram has become particularly important in adding Facebook revenue as the app has not largely escaped the parent's privacy scandals, and it attracts young consumers at a much faster rate, attracting more advertisers.

Facebook said in July that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users' privacy would slow revenue growth to next year. It also agreed to pay $ 5 billion (about Rs. 34,833 crore) to settle the privacy of US Federal Trade Commission data.

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