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Instagram Will Be Renamed by Facebook

Facebook is making it known that they own Instagram.

The social media company founded by Mark Zuckerberg will be renaming both Instagram and WhatsApp to “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.”, according to The Information.

Facebook spokesperson Bertie Thomson confirmed the reports to the site saying, “We want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook.”

Facebook already added “from Facebook” to Oculus, the VR company they acquired in 2014.

The new app names will appear in the Apple App Store and Google Play, but the “from Facebook” addition will not appear on users home screens, for now at least. It’s possible the new name will be show in other locations, including with users log in.

Facebook hasn’t announced when the new names will go into effect.

READ MORE: Instagram Purges Popular Meme Accounts for Violating Terms of Service

Instagram Purges Popular Meme Accounts for Violating Terms of Service

If you’ve noticed that some of your favorite meme pages have been deleted from Instagram, here’s why.

The social networking service has suspended at least 30 accounts – with a combined total of more than 33 million followers – for violating its terms of service, The Daily Dot reports.

“These accounts were disabled following multiple violations of our policies, including attempted abuse of our internal processes,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.

“This is the endgame,” one user tweeted about the news. “40m+ followers and over $600k+ in accounts lost in two days. @instagram @facebook f–king own up to what you did and rollback, you can’t stay silent in this. peronally lost 600k+ followers for no good reason. #reactivatespicy #memepurge.”

Another user replied, “Most of the accounts stole memes from Reddit and the memes were being used without the people’s permission so you guys kinda broke a rule.”

“Why is instagram purging all the meme accounts,” singer Lil Nas X tweeted. “We deserve to exist too.”

See a list of pages deleted by Instagram here.

READ MORE: Instagram Rich List 2019 Revealed – Find Out How Much Each Star Makes Per Post!

Instagram Rich List 2019 Revealed - Find Out How Much Each Star Makes Per Post!

The 2019 Instagram Rich List has been revealed!

The list, which is compiled annually by HopperHQ, reveals the approximate cost of a single sponsored post on a star’s Instagram.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kylie Jenner

Perhaps to no one’s surprise, billionaire Kylie Jenner tops this year’s list – and you won’t believe how much she makes per post!

Other stars on the list include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Beyonce and Justin Bieber. How much do you think they rake in per post?

Click through the slideshow to see how much each celebrity makes per post on Instagram…

K-Pop Star Taemin of SHINee Joins Instagram

Taemin is finally on Instagram!

The 26-year-old SHINee boy band member unveiled his public account on Wednesday (July 17) on the photo sharing platform.

Taemin previously launched a private account back in June, but then deleted it after just a few hours. He has since posted three pictures from a recent photo shoot on the newly opened account. Click here to see Taemin‘s Instagram!

Taemin is currently preparing to release his third solo Japanese mini-album, Famous, on August 28.

On the same day, Instagram made a surprising announcement about the way people will be seeing their friend’s photos. Find out about the proposed new change!

Instagram Is Starting to Hide Like Counts on Photos - Find Out Why!

Instagram is experimenting with a big change.

The photo sharing social media platform announced on Wednesday (July 17) that users in certain countries would no longer see a view count or like amount on their photos.

“We’re currently running a test that hides the total number of likes and video views for some people in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand,” the company announced on Twitter.

“We want your friends to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get. You can still see your own likes by tapping on the list of people who’ve liked it, but your friends will not be able to see how many likes your post has received. We’re looking forward to learning more about how this change might benefit everyone’s experience on Instagram,” they added.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of this proposed change? See the announcement inside…

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Does Instagram Listen to Your Private Conversations to Help Choose Ad Content?

Gayle King asked a question that many people want to know the answer to…does Instagram’s app listen to conversations to help with ad placement.

Gayle interviewed Instagram chief Adam Mosseri on CBS This Morning and asked, “Can you help me understand how I can be having a private conversation with someone about something I’m interested in seeing or buying… and an advertisement for that will pop up on my Instagram feed?”

Gayle continued, “I haven’t searched for it, I haven’t talked to anybody about it. I swear I think you guys are listening. I know you’re gonna say you’re not.”

“There are two ways that can happen. One is dumb luck, which can happen,” Adam responded. “The second is you might be talking about something because it’s top of mind because you’ve been interacting with that type of content more recently.”

He continued, “So maybe you’re really into food and restaurants. You saw a restaurant on Facebook or Instagram and you really like the thing. It’s top of mind, maybe it’s subconscious and then it bubbles up later. I think this kind of thing happens often in a way that’s really subtle.”

And finally, he added one last time, “But we don’t look at your messages, we don’t listen in on your microphone. Doing so would be super problematic for a lot of different reasons. But I recognize you’re not going to really believe me.”