Users Switching to Other Apps after WhatsApp Updated its Data Terms

After the recent updates by WhatsApp to share data with Facebook. It is being noticed that several other messaging apps are being used more these days.

Messaging apps such as Signal and Telegram messaging apps are seeing a sudden increase in demand. It is mainly because of the updated terms of service by WhatsApp which has raised eyebrows on social media.

On Wednesday, WhatsApp laid out fresh terms, asking users to agree to the update let owner Facebook Inc and its subsidiaries have access to user data including their phone number and location.

As mentioned in our previous article this new update is violating the initial promise that WhatsApp made with its users. It is not only breach of privacy, but it is a huge question mark to their service and privacy policies.

Some privacy activists questioned the “accept our data grab or get out” move on Twitter and suggested users to switch to messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.

Signal’s popularity shot up more on Thursday after it was recommended by Elon Musk, who we all know have one of the most-followed accounts on Twitter. Social media marketing plays a vital role in spreading such news so quickly.

More than 100,000 users installed Signal across the app stores of Apple and Google in the last two days while Telegram picked up nearly 2.2 million downloads, according to data analytics firm Sensor Tower.

New installs of WhatsApp fell 11 per cent in the first seven days of 2021 compared with the prior week but that still amounted to an estimated 10.5 million downloads globally, Sensor Tower said.

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