For those that may not be aware, WhatsApp recently announced that they are about to update their terms and policy for end to end encryption and claimed that they would be importing users data to third party apps such as Facebook for business reasons. This news lit the social media world on fire and left many users of WhatsApp in utter shock. They were so angered by this news that many users started to shift towards other messengers such as Telegram or Signal.
WhatsApp is a global app with millions of users worldwide as it is one of the most messaging apps in the world, so making such a mistake has caused a lot of problems for the company. This also resulted in a surge in sign-ups for alternative messaging apps such as the likes of Telegram and Signal.
Facebook executives and WhatsApp’s current head, Mr. Will Cathcart are constantly making their users aware of the misunderstanding by making posts on social media websites and apps to to clear up the situation, however, it seems that those efforts are going in vain. Facebook has a very poor track record when it comes to privacy and the fact that you can no longer choose between sharing WhatsApp data with Facebook or not has made the situation much worse.