Tech | 2 months ago
Facebook testing small addition to their app that you will probably constantly use
How would you feel about this?

Simple but effective.

WhatsApp has become one of the main messaging services over the past couple of years and is a favourite among those who want to keep in touch with friends and family.

It's instant, free and it has become known for group chats where everyone's gang of friends can chat together without having to be in the same room as each other.

Facebook bought the messaging company back in 2014 for $19 billion and it appears that Zuckerberg and Co are trying to collaborate the two services.

They have built a new WhatsApp button into their app and are testing it out among their users.

According to The Independent, "the button, which simply shows the WhatsApp logo alongside the messaging app’s name, appears as an option in the Android app's main menu."

The days of hopping back and forth between the two apps could be over and the shortcut will save you a little time every now and again.

You won't need to go back to your home screen to get into the messaging app anymore but the new initiative is questionable as it might affect Facebook's own 'Messenger' app which would mean they are shooting themselves in the foot.

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The new development is being tested on a small number of users at the moment but when we updated our phone and checked the Facebook app, it didn't appear on our app (tear emoji).

Quick, check your phone and see if you are one of the lucky ones.

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