Turkey to probe Facebooks move to collect WhatsApp data

Turkey to probe Facebooks move to collect WhatsApp data

This has led to people flocking from WhatsApp to other instant messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.

End-to-end encryption ensures that the photo, audio recording, video or message you send is only read / listened to by you and the person you are talking to.

Apart from India, the update on WhatsApp's privacy policy has received much criticism from a multitude of users globally.

WhatsApp has announced new privacy policies with changes regarding the storage of personal data and the sharing of this information on Facebook.

WhatsApp's updated privacy policy has left many users confused regarding the new rules of the app.

At the time of writing, Signal sits at the numero uno position on the Play Store in the USA, the UK, Germany, Lebanon, and France, among others.

With that said, Signal has indirectly become a new competitor for WhatsApp.

This update does not change WhatsApp's data sharing with Facebook.

The group is seeking to monetise its platform by allowing advertisers to contact their customers via WhatsApp, or even to sell their products directly there, as is already the case in India. Notably, all the users have to agree with the terms and conditions to continue using the app. WhatsApp has also given a deadline of 8th February, if users will not accept the update their accounts will be taken away from them.

As a starter, Khilji urged the users to provide as less information as they can on the platform.

Whatsapp has not changed its policy on Third-Party banner ads: They do not appear on the platform.

WhatsApp's new privacy policy has created a furore within the tech community wherein everyone is wondering if this is the time to move on from the popular messaging app. "We wrote about it in October - this includes commerce on WhatsApp and the ability for people to message a business", he wrote.