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Facebook releases Whale, a meme-creation app

Facebook releases Whale, a meme-creation app

, Facebook releases Whale, a meme-creation app

One of the several reasons netizens find the internet interesting is the glorious inclusion of memes. It often relieves tension with its inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue and for this reason, Facebook wants to own the creation of these wonderful jokes alongside messaging, photo-sharing and everything else that’s currently part of the Zuckerberg empire.

According to multiple reports, Facebook has quietly released a new meme-making app called Whale. The app which is aimed at being appealing to the youth allows users to either edit their photos or images from a library of stock photos and also share their creations on social media platforms such as Instagram and Messenger.

Facebook releases Whale, a meme-creation app

Still, in its experimental phase, the app is being developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which was set up earlier this year to develop new experimental apps for the social media giant. At the time, Facebook said it was using the separate brand name to set the expectation that its apps could change rapidly, or even shut down if the company finds that they’re not useful for people.

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Whale joins a long list of experimental apps that have either been launched or bought by Facebook over the years including Moments, Notify, Lifestage, Poke, Slingshot, Tbh, Moves, and Hello. However, given Facebook’s track record, we’d recommend not getting too attached to its latest experiment.

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