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An update to WhatsApp Beta for Android has indicated that the messenger will include the Facebook brand in its name. The change had already been confirmed by the company in recent weeks, but version 2.19.222 of the beta program, released on Tuesday (13), now displays "Facebook WhatsApp" in the settings menu. In addition, according to the specialized website WABeta Info, O update You can start to allow banning accounts that do not meet the minimum age of each country 13 years, in the case of Brazil, as described in the terms of service of the app. The changes are not expected to reach the main application.

Another version of WhatsApp Beta for Android also released this Tuesday has now enabled the application to be unlocked via fingerprint on compatible phones. Available on the iPhone (iOS) since the beginning of the year, the news has appeared in the Google system from the update 2.19.221, and may soon arrive final version of the app. To use it immediately, you must adhere to the WhatsApp testing program.

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In recent weeks, the site The information reported that Facebook planned to add its name to WhatsApp and Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg's company confirmed the information, and the change in messenger began to take effect with the update of this tuesday. By accessing the "Settings" menu, you can see at the bottom of the screen the new name: "Facebook WhatsApp".

On Instagram, you can already see the name "Facebook Instagram" in the settings menu of the final versions for Google and Apple systems. The news should also change the app pages on the Google Play Store and the App Store. For now, the smartphone home screen should continue with individual app IDs.

The changes were controversially received by officials and users of the three platforms. Some argue that application independence has always been a plus, although all belong to Mark Zuckerberg's group. The announcement also came as a surprise when the US Federal Trade Commission conducts an antitrust investigation into Facebook's recent acquisitions, as reported at the beginning of the month by The Wall Street Journal.

WhatsApp can ban minimally ageless users

According to the specialized site WABetaInfo, the new Android beta can also start banning users who are not of the minimum age required by the app. This would put into effect a change to WhatsApp's terms of use, made in April 2018. The text says, "If you live in any other country except Europe, you must be at least 13 years old to use our services." However, it is not clear how the company would do to identify who does not meet the requirements.

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