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WhatsApp new Terms & Policy makes people to move towards Rival Platform- Telegram

WhatsApp new Terms & Policy makes people to move towards Rival Platform- Telegram

People no longer want to compromise with their Privacy Policy.

KEY POINTS:

  • About 25 Million people move towards Telegram in just 72 hours.
  • WhatsApp’s new Update Sparks Criticism.

Durov, Chief of Telegram, said on his Telegram channel that the app had over 500 million monthly active users in the first weeks of January and “25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone”.

This happens due to the new controversial Privacy Policy introduced by WhatsApp, which will allow it to share more data with its parent company Facebook.

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy policy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.

Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said in a tweet- There was “a lot of misinformation” about an update to terms of service regarding an option to use WhatsApp to message businesses.

People no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services,” Durov said without directly referring to the rival app.

WhatsApp’s new Privacy policy sparked criticism. After the announcement of new updates by WhatApp, The chief of many Rival Apps starts tweeting about how the new Privacy policy is hazardous for users.

We tell you that WhatsApp’s new update will come into effect from 8 February. In order to further continue to use this App, Users need to agree with the new terms and policy and Update the App.

Telegram is a popular social media platform. The telegram was founded by brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov in the year 2013.

Telegram is famous in many countries, particularly in the former Soviet Union and Iran. Private communications along with and sharing information can be done on Telegram.

Related: Whatsapp Clarification on New terms and Policy Controversy

“Folks now not wish to trade their privateness free of charge providers,” Durov mentioned without instantly referring to the rival app.

Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said in a tweet.

There was “a lot of misinformation” about an update to terms of service regarding an option to use WhatsApp to message businesses.

“The policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way,” Mosseri said.

According to the social network, the update regards how merchants using WhatsApp to chat with customers can share data with Facebook, which could use the information for targeting ads. Location along with message contents is encrypted end-to-end.

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

WhatsApp reassured about the privacy policy that “We don’t keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling. We can’t see your shared location and neither can Facebook.”

WhatsApp said in the post.

We’re giving businesses the option to use secure hosting services from Facebook to manage WhatsApp chats with their customers, answer questions, and send helpful information like purchase receipts,” 

Whether you communicate with a business by phone, email, or WhatsApp, it can see what you’re saying and may use that information for its own marketing purposes, which may include advertising on Facebook.”

Telegram provides end-to-end encrypted calls. Users can send text and voice messages, animated stickers, make voice and video calls, and share an unlimited number of images, documents (2 GB per file), user locations, contacts, and music.

In January 2021, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. It was the 8th most downloaded app worldwide in 2020.

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