- The massive criticism has helped Signal and Telegram to have 500 million downloads and the former is now appearing as the No. 1 app in both the app store and Google Play Store, especially in India
In the past few months, Facebook was already in trouble for its alleged dominance of power and stealing customer’s data. Now, it has been trolled massively and its rivals alleged that the social networking firm is selling customer’s data to third parties. Ultimately, WhatsApp’s user base started decreasing, while there is an escalation of downloads of Signal and Telegram.
The privacy message is now there on the top in the status section of the user’s WhatsApp accounts. The first image with a lock and an eye says, “We are committed to your privacy,” followed by, “Tap to learn more.” The message on the privacy images also says, “WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal conversation as they’re end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp can’t see your shared location and it doesn’t share your contacts with Facebook.”
The company’s new FAQ page says, “We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data.”