Whatsapp, a Facebook-owned application, has now started posting status messages in order to reassure users about privacy. The status messages reflect the messages regarding “commitment to your privacy”, which means user’s privacy. Previously, after Whatsapp updated its privacy policies, people began to misunderstand and shifted themselves to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.
Whatsapp spokesperson told The Verge:
“There’s been a lot of misinformation and confusion around our recent update and we want to help everyone understand the facts behind how WhatsApp protects people’s privacy and security.”
Furthermore, he added:
“Going forward, we’re going to provide updates to people in the Status tab so people hear from WhatsApp directly. Our first update reaffirms that WhatsApp cannot see your personal messages, and neither can Facebook, because they are protected by end-to-end encryption.”
In the middle of this conflict between Whatsapp and its users, messaging apps such as Signal and Telegram has seen a rise in its users. Signal is also trying to enhance the experience of its users by bringing in Whatsapp like features.