- WhatsApp is using status messages to give the correct information about its privacy policies to the users.
- The status messages had already appeared in India quite a few times but now it has also started appearing in the United States and United Kingdom
The status messages had already appeared in India quite a few times but now it has also started appearing in the United States and United Kingdom. One of the status messages that appeared recently on WhatsApp read, "One thing that isn't new is our commitment to your privacy. WhatsApp can't read or listen to your personal conversations as they're end-to-end encrypted." You can spot the statuses by WhatsApp on the top of all the messages of your contacts.
"There's been a lot of misinformation and confusion around our recent update and we want to help everyone understand the facts behind how WhatsApp protects people's privacy and security. Going forward, we're going to provide updates to people in the Status tab so people hear from WhatsApp directly. Our first update reaffirms that WhatsApp cannot see your personal messages and neither can Facebook because they are protected by end-to-end encryption," a WhatsApp spokesperson told Verge about the new move by WhatsApp.
The study has also revealed that not Signal but Telegram is being preferred by the users who are looking to migrate from WhatsApp. Telegram has been chosen by over 41 percent of users as their messaging app while Signal, despite all the promises related to privacy, has been chosen by 35 percent of users.