I know you like to use WhatsApp, I use WhatsApp as well. One of the most important things in WhatsApp that differentiates itself from other messaging apps like Viber, Messenger and Telegram is WhatsApp’s privacy.
WhatsApp chats are end-to-end encrypted. Which means once you hit the send button on your phone, WhatsApp scrambles the message so no one in the middle can read it, not even WhatsApp themselves can read what you send. Therefore called end-to-end encryption.
You get this feature as soon as you install and start using WhatsApp, while you need to enable end-to-end encryption on other chat apps that you use (Telegram, Messenger etc). So you are at risk of the app creator, your government reading your messages.
However, starting from February 8th, WhatsApp is changing is policies, to loosen some of it’s privacy features because Facebook (the company that owns WhatsApp) plans to make money out of WhatsApp.
This including sharing your data with advertisers, companies, and businesses that might chat on WhatsApp.
You might have already got this message asking you to agree to these new terms, and if you agree with it, you are agreeing to share your data with other companies.
Why use Signal?
What you miss by using signal instead of WhatsApp?
- Groups ✅
- Voice calls ✅
- Video calls ✅
- Stickers ✅
- Statuses 🅾️