- Signal, an encrypted messaging app, has made the full use of the opportunity to attract users to its own platform.
"*checks calendar. pours coffee*. OK. Let's do this. No, we can't see your personal messages. No, we won't delete your account. Yes, you can accept at any time," WhatsApp wrote. Signal
which is an arch rival of WhatsApp, retweeted the post and wrote, "*checks calendar. pours coffee.* Today's a great day to switch to privacy."
"After a few weeks of limited functionality, you won't be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone. At that point, users will have to choose: either they accept the new terms, or they are in effect prevented from using WhatsApp at all," WhatsApp told The Guardian in a statement.