Millions of Users Abandon WhatsApp Due to Facebook User Data Sharing

WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy has caused an exodus to alternative platforms, with services like Telegram and Signal recording millions of news users in just a few days.

According to Apptopia numbers cited by Reuters, Signal itself is close to getting 1 million new users every day, with Sunday alone bringing a record 810,000 users to the platform. The number has increased by no less than 18 times, and there’s a chance they would continue growing as we get closer to the February deadline when WhatsApp will enforce the new policy.

WhatsApp’s new privacy terms revealed the service can share user data, including the location and phone numbers, with Facebook and other companies.

Users, however, have decided to switch to alternatives, and Signal and Telegram are two of the services seeing the number of ne… (read more)

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