Facebook is renaming WhatsApp Instagram to show who the boss is

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:51Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:50?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Seven Things You Didnt Know About WhatsAppcenter_img The infamous scene from The Social Network where Sean Parker (in character) utters the words, “Drop the ‘The.’ Just ‘Facebook.’ It’s cleaner,” was a fictional gift to mankind (at least it felt that way at the time). But that doesn’t seem to be holding true in the real world – at least for the apps Facebook owns.Instagram and WhatsApp are soon going to be renamed by adding Facebook’s label to both apps. The change is happening soon and the company spokesperson confirmed the same. Brace yourselves for “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook” instead of the cleaner Instagram and WhatsApp monikers.”We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook,” a company spokesperson told The Information. A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display December 16, 2015.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoFacebook’s re-branding effort comes as a result of antitrust regulators scrutinising the company’s holding, sources familiar with the matter told the publication. Thankfully enough, the names of both Facebook-owned apps will remain the same on your phone’s home screen – at least for now. The real change will be in the Play Store and App Store, which is the first point of contact between the user and the apps.There’s no denying that Facebook has somewhat managed to draw youngsters to Instagram and WhatsApp – something it hasn’t been able to with its own app. Putting a label that screams out loud that Facebook is indeed in charge of Instagram and WhatsApp just before downloading these apps could be seen as a turn off for many – that’s what many users have opined. A WhatsApp logo is seen behind a phone that is logged on to Facebook in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, February 20, 2014.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoSeveral users have voiced their disregard towards Facebook’s re-branding effort. Here are some of those views picked up from Twitter.This is good news. The more ‘facebook’ is written on stuff, the easier it is for people to see what apps they need to distant themselves from. Many people still don’t realise Facebook own instagram and WhatsApp so they use those thinking they are somehow better.— Chris (@Chris_The_Onion) August 3, 2019 Although i know that Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp… But this will help me in ditching those apps.— Rahul Saini (@saini507) August 3, 2019 …but tbh I think this will work in reverse: cheapening WhatsApp and Instagram brands by underscoring their Facebook association— Anthony Bardaro (@AnthPB) August 3, 2019 I can’t see how this is a good idea. Facebook’s brand is poison atm. It’s a small miracle that WhatsApp and IG have been relatively unaffected by association.They should be kept as seemingly separate as possible.— Diogo Marques (@DiogoExMachina) August 2, 2019 The public don’t trust Facebook and are often unaware they own Instagram and WhatsApp, now it wants to damage those brands too by renaming them ??‍♂️This seems like it will be a future case study on how not to rebrand. https://t.co/fHeZIF6IlT— Liam Daly (@liamdaly) August 3, 2019 Like it or not, Facebook is going ahead with this change. It’s only a matter of time before we see the rebranded apps go live on app stores. What are your thoughts?last_img read more


Fresh areas flooded in Sirajganj

first_imgThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened. Photo: Prothom AloThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened following a rise in the Jamuna water level on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.“The Jamuna River was flowing 146 centimetres above the danger level at Sirajganj point at 6:00am,” said executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB) in Sirajganj Syed Hasan Imam.Fresh areas were inundated as water level of the Jamuna River had risen by 19 centimetres in the last 24 hours, he added.Low-lying areas of Sadar, Kajipur, Belkuchi, Chouhali and Shahjadpur upazilas remained submerged by Jamuna water since Tuesday.last_img read more


OIC to file case at ICJ over HR violation against Rohingyas

first_imgRohingya .File photo ReutersThe Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called upon the ad hoc ministerial committee led by the Gambia to take immediate measures to launch the case of Myanmar’s human rights violations against Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on behalf of the OIC, reports UNB.It affirmed its support for the ad hoc ministerial committee on human rights violations against the Rohingyas in Myanmar, using all international legal instruments to hold accountable the perpetrators of crimes against the Rohingya, according to the final communiqué issued by the OIC after the 14th Islamic Summit Conference held in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.Bangladesh is hosting over 1.2 million Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar district and majority of them entered the country since August 25, 2017.The conference insisted on the importance of conducting international, independent and transparent investigations into the human rights violations in Myanmar, including sexual violence and aggression against children, and to hold accountable all those responsible for these brutal acts in order to make justice to the victims.The OIC member states called for ensuring free and unrestricted access to humanitarian assistance by affected persons and communities.They reiterated its deep appreciation for the people of Bangladesh and the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for opening their hearts and borders and giving shelter in Bangladesh to the forcibly displaced Rohingyas and consistently supporting the dispossessed and distressed Rohingya with Bangladesh’s scarce resources.The conference called on the member states to come up generously to share the increasing burden of Bangladesh.The conference welcomed various mechanisms established at the international level to improve the situation in Rakhine State, and reiterated its support to regional mechanisms, particularly Asean through Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), in conducting the necessary needs assessment to identify areas of cooperation in order to create conditions conducive for safe, voluntary, and dignified return of the Rohingyas.The conference condemned the inhumane situation in which the Rohingya Muslim community lives and called for urgent action to end acts of violence and all brutal practices targeting this minority and give it all its rights without any discrimination or racial profiling.It emphasised that the government of Myanmar is fully responsible for the protection of its citizens and underscored the need to stop the use of military power in Rakhine immediately.The conference urged the government of Myanmar to take practical, time-bound and concrete steps to restore the citizenship of Rohingya IDPs and forcibly displaced Rohingya Muslim Minority Community who were deprived of their nationality, with all associated rights, especially the right to full citizenship, and to allow and facilitate the return in safely, security and dignity of all Rohingyas internally and externally displaced, including those forced into taking shelter in Bangladesh.The conference reiterated adherence to the purposes, objectives and principles of the OIC Charter, such as to serve the causes of Islam and Muslims, within a spirit of genuine solidarity.It reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of the resolutions of OIC Summits and Ministerial Conferences.The conference endorsed the outcome documents including resolutions of the previous OIC Summits and Councils of Foreign Ministers as well as ministerial Executive Committee meetings.The conference reiterated its continued support for the OIC’s efforts, initiatives and good offices intended to contribute to finding equitable and just solutions to the issues of Muslim communities and minorities in non-member states.It commended the role of the OIC in protecting the rights of these communities and minorities and preserving their identity, culture and dignity, particularly in Myanmar, Southern Philippines and Southern Thailand as well as the causes of Muslims in Europe, in total respect of the sovereignty of the States in which they live.last_img read more