The new terms didn’t go well with the users and they were outraged on other social media sites. Due to which the other two messaging applications – Signal and Telegram have now witnessed an unexpected demand after the new rules of WhatsApp.
As per the data analytics firm, Sensor Tower over 100,000 users have installed Signal over the last two days across the app stores of Apple and Google, and Telegram was installed by nearly 2.2 million. While the new WhatsApp install dropped by 11 percent in the first week of 2021 but the app still amounts to an estimated 10.5 million downloads globally.
After the outrage, WhatsApp issued a clarification where it stated that the latest change is only applicable for business chats on the platform and the update does not change WhatsApp’s data-sharing practices with Facebook, and it does not impact how people communicate privately.
The statement further stated – “The update does not change WhatsApp’s data-sharing practices with Facebook and does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world. WhatsApp remains deeply committed to protecting people’s privacy. We are communicating directly with users through WhatsApp about these changes so they have time to review the new policy over the next month.”
News Source – OpIndia
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