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Instagram and WhatsApp in Health and Healthcare: An Overview Kamel Boulos, Maged N.; Giustini, Dean M.; Wheeler, Steve


Instagram and WhatsApp are two social media and networking services introduced in 2010. They are currently subsidiaries of Facebook, Inc., California, USA. Using evidence from the published literature and case reports indexed in PubMed and other sources, we present an overview of the various applications of Instagram and WhatsApp in health and healthcare. We also briefly describe the main issues surrounding the uses of these two apps in health and medicine.

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