WhatsApp and Instagram are both going to be renamed soon
This is so stupid.
What's the point?
Does it really make a difference?
The above are our thoughts when we saw that WhatsApp and Instagram are changing names. At first, it seems like a big deal but when you hear what they're actually changing to, you'll probably have the same reaction as above.
Both apps are owned by Facebook and according to The Information, the company wants to bring them all under one roof. And so, Facebook is planning to rename Instagram as "Instagram from Facebook" and WhatsApp as "WhatsApp from Facebook."
Yep. Why bother?!?!
Apparently, as well as wanting all three apps under one roof, they also want people using WhatsApp and Instagram to be "clear" about who owns them.
It seems like no matter where we get messages from, it will all go to the same place now.
However, until the happens, if you're sick of receiving LOADS of notifications, there's a trick that will help you break them all down.
WhatsApp now offers 10 new Notification Channel categories, with each category containing different options which you can control individually.
The new categories are Group Notifications, Message Notifications, Chat History Backup, Critical App Alerts, Failure Notifications, Media Playback, Uncategorised, Other Notifications, Sending Media, and Silent Notifications.
All you have to do to access these categories is tap and hold the next WhatsApp notification you receive, and then selecting the All Categories option at the top of the screen.
You can then mark each category as either Urgent (sound and pop up on screen), High priority (sound), Medium priority (no sound) or Low priority (no sound or visual pop up).
However, it might be a while before all of us have the option, as it has only been rolled out to users who have the beta version of the app.