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What will change in WhatsApp after Facebook renames itself as Meta?

According to a recent claim from WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo, a beta version of WhatsApp displays "WhatsApp by Meta" on the splash screen before the programme launches instead of "WhatsApp by Facebook."

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New Delhi, First Published Nov 1, 2021, 12:20 PM IST
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Facebook's name has lately been changed to Meta. Users of other Meta services, like as WhatsApp and Instagram, have been perplexed by the moniker change. There appears to be no change coming in terms of how we use Instagram and WhatsApp at the moment, but a cosmetic update has been mentioned. According to a recent claim from WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo, a beta version of WhatsApp displays "WhatsApp by Meta" on the splash screen before the programme launches instead of "WhatsApp by Facebook."

According to the reports, the new alteration was discovered in a beta version of the application. It is intended to be included in a future stable version of the app. According to the WABetaInfo report, the app's secondary "WhatsApp by Facebook" branding, which appears at the footer of the app's settings page, is also gone from the beta version. Only WhatsApp looks to be getting the new welcome screen for the time being. According to the WABetaInfo report, certain iOS beta users may encounter a problem where the splash screen is not visible. According to the report, this issue may be resolved in the next beta release. This modification is also scheduled to arrive in the WhatsApp beta for Android in the coming weeks.

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In other news, WhatsApp Payment has not taken off in India in the same manner that other payment apps such as Google Pay or Paytm have. The firm is now rumoured to be launching a rebate scheme in order to increase the number of individuals using their payment service in India. WhatsApp users who make payments using the Facebook-owned instant messaging app would earn Rs 51 in return. The cashback function was incorporated in WhatsApp's Android beta version 2.21.20.3. According to reports, the app displays a "Give cash, get Rs 51 back" advertisement.

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