WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals

WhatsApp has received criticism for its new usage conditions which users outside Europe must accept before February 8 if they do not wish to be cut off from the messaging app. – EPA pic, January 13, 2021.

WHATSAPP yesterday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.

There was “a lot of misinformation” about an update to terms of service regarding an option to use WhatsApp to message businesses, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said in a tweet.

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