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Facebook is buying Giphy for USD400 million

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It’s official. Facebook is buying Giphy, one of the largest GIF-making and sharing sites on the Internet, for a reported sum of USD400 million. The deal shouldn’t be a huge surprise, seeing that Facebook has used Giphy’s API in the Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp apps for years.

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Facebook Messenger loses bloat, dumps Discover tab and bots

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The next time you fire up Facebook Messenger, it will be a cleaner, simpler experience. Gone will be the bot-littered Discover tab that was previously used to showcase businesses.

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Mobile

WhatsApp stops working on Windows Phones

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Last year, Facebook’s WhatsApp made a decision to stop support for Windows Phone. As reported by Windows Latest, popular messaging app was supposed to stop working on 1 January 2020, but the company extended support till 14 January. This follows Microsoft’s release of the last ever build for Windows 10 Mobile OS.

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Apps Social Media

Facebook is renaming Instagram, WhatsApp

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In a peculiar move, Facebook plans to rebrand Instagram and WhatsApp to “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook,” The Information reports.