A lot of people spend a lot of time on WhatsApp, so small changes often have a big effect on them.
Now users of the world’s most popular messaging app are threatening to delete their accounts because it introduced a small ‘From Facebook’ message to its loading screen.
Those two fateful little words appear on screen every time you open the app and it’s beginning to irk some people.
‘Seeing “WhatsApp from Facebook” makes me want to delete it,’ one user roared on Twitter.
‘Another added: ‘Gonna delete WhatsApp.
‘Don’t like that ‘from Facebook’ at the bottom when it loads
A further unhappy Whatsapper then tweeted: ‘Welp! Since now Instagram and WhatsApp using ‘from Facebook’ as their welcome page, I am considering to delete Instagram and slowly fully moving into Telegram.’
A few weeks ago, Facebook announced new corporate branding and said it would start adding the words ‘from Facebook’ to its portfolio of products.
As well as Whatsapp, the phrase is also used for Instagram and Oculus, a company which makes futuristic VR gaming headsets.
In a blog, Facebook wrote: ‘Facebook started as a single app. Now, 15 years later, we offer a suite of products that help people connect to their friends and family, find communities and grow businesses.
‘These apps and technologies have shared infrastructure for years and the teams behind them frequently work together. Reported Metro
‘This is the next step in our effort to be clearer about the products and services from Facebook.
‘The new company branding is designed to help us better represent the diversity of products we build, establish distinction from the Facebook app and communicate our purpose in the world.’