The new policy of WhatsApp left people in shock by announcing that it will not allow them to opt out of sharing data of its users with its parent company, Facebook
People aren’t happy with this change because previously there was an opportunity for users to opt out of sharing data. Given Facebook’s recent troubles with data privacy of many users, ever since the Cambridge-Analytica scandal unraveled a series of continuous problems for the tech giant, people have been vary of sharing private data with the company.
A large number of people have switched over to apps like Telegram.
It has been confirmed that the downloads of the encrypted apps Telegram and Signal have exponentially increased all over the globe. The app is now one of the top downloaded app from the Google and Apple stores.