Dealers have switched to the competing apps "Signal" and "Telegram"

A message from "WhatsApp" to reassure its users about data privacy

WhatsApp built its reputation specifically on data protection.


The WhatsApp messaging service tried to reassure its users, who were alarmed by its announcement last week, with new rules allowing it to share more data with the parent network, Facebook, which led to panic and a massive exodus of competing apps, Signal and Telegram.

"WhatsApp" wrote in the "Security and Privacy" section on its website, "Due to the rumors circulating about these updates, we would like to answer some of the common questions that we received."

She added, "We would like to emphasize that the policy update does not affect the privacy of the messages you exchange with your friends or family."

On Thursday, WhatsApp asked its approximately two billion users all over the world to agree to new terms of use that allow it to share more data with Facebook, which owns the application, and that users who refuse to agree to the new terms are prohibited from using Their accounts are as of February 8th.

"WhatsApp" confirmed that the changes included in the update relate only to "exchanging messages with commercial activities on WhatsApp, which is an optional matter", explaining that their purpose is "to enhance transparency" regarding the way the company collects data and uses it.

The group seeks to achieve cash revenues by allowing advertisers to communicate with their customers through WhatsApp, or even sell their products directly through the platform, which is what the network began to work on in India, which has the largest number of application users, which is about 400 million.

WhatsApp has built its reputation specifically on protecting data.

The updates caused a sensation on social media, similar to what Tesla boss Elon Musk did, who called in a tweet for the use of Signal.

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