Instagram, the Facebook-owned messaging app seems to be re-branding its image as the company is including its parent's company name as a part of its own. Reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Thursday along with a screenshot of the re-branded name, "Instagram will have a new branding called 'Instagram from Facebook".
In order to establish full control over the different divisions of the company, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans on integrating Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook in its unified platform.
According to a media report, the unified platform will have a collective user base of over 2.6 billion and the company CEO aims at helping them to cross communicate across the app.
Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger earlier in March had spoken at the 2019 South By South West (SXSW) Conference and Festivals at Austin, Texas, since leaving Facebook in September and sore about losing independence within the Zuckerberg-led company.
Wong added, "Instagram co-founder @kevin mentioned during SXSW 2019 that Instagram's autonomy has been being reduced. And this new branding is showing it".
Followed with the reports, neither Facebook nor Instagram has released an official statement on the subject.
(With IANS inputs)