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WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Facebook is now spamming WhatsApp users with privacy stories

February 1st, 2021

Facebook is using the Status feature of WhatsApp for spamming users with privacy stories following the recent backlash for the planned privacy policy change. The new Status stories were featured around the world, delivering Facebook’s “commitment” to privacy. WhatsApp conversations will continue to be end-to-end encrypted, and the company can’t read or listen to them, …

WhatsApp vs. Telegram

Telegram makes it easy to switch from WhatsApp without losing anything

January 29th, 2021

Telegram updated its instant messaging app with a new move history tool that allows WhatsApp users to migrate all of their chat data between apps. The update follows Facebook’s highly controversial decision to modify the WhatsApp privacy policy so that the social network can collect more user data from WhatsApp. Millions of people have downloaded …

WhatsApp Privacy Policy

WhatsApp is losing millions of users to these rival messaging apps

January 25th, 2021

Millions of WhatsApp users are flocking to competing chat services like Signal and Telegram after the company announced changes to the privacy policy. The privacy changes will allow WhatsApp to share more user data with Facebook to enable e-commerce features like instant messaging to businesses. WhatsApp will not lose end-to-end encryption, which is turned on …

WhatsApp Privacy

Facebook won’t explain why it’s ruining WhatsApp privacy

January 18th, 2021

Facebook will not make changes to WhatsApp privacy for another three months, the company confirmed. Facebook plans to gather user data from WhatsApp to enable business-related features. While end-to-end encryption protections will not be altered, Facebook will still collect key data from users. After the recent backlash that included millions of people flocking to Signal …

WhatsApp Privacy

Facebook is afraid of apps that can replace WhatsApp

January 13th, 2021

Facebook responded to the backlash over the new WhatsApp privacy policy changes, explaining in a FAQ that the app will not lose end-to-end encryption and other privacy features in the upcoming update. WhatsApp prompted users to agree to the new privacy policy a few days ago. Millions of people downloaded competing instant messaging apps like …

WhatsApp Alternative

These are the secure chat apps to download now that Facebook ruined WhatsApp

January 12th, 2021

Two chat apps that offer end-to-end encryption and cross-platform support have been surging after Facebook announced the new WhatsApp privacy policy change, Signal, and Telegram. WhatsApp will start sharing user data with Facebook on February 8th, and there’s no way to opt out of the new data collection policy. Millions of people have downloaded Signal …

WhatsApp Privacy

Facebook practically forces WhatsApp users to share data with Facebook

January 7th, 2021

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy will force users to agree to share data with Facebook. There’s no opt-out available this time. Facebook tried to link WhatsApp and Facebook profiles before but gave users a way to opt out of the feature. Facebook promised not to connect WhatsApp and Facebook accounts when it purchased the chat app …

WhatsApp Support

If you have one of these phones, you can’t use WhatsApp after January 1st

December 28th, 2020

WhatsApp will stop working on older smartphones starting January 1st, including some iPhone and Android devices. iPhones running iOS 9 or older and Android devices on Android 4.0.3 will not be able to run WhatsApp, or the app experience might lack some functionality. Users who still use older hardware like the iPhone 4 and Galaxy …

WhatsApp Features

One of the worst things about WhatsApp has finally been fixed

November 3rd, 2020

WhatsApp is about to fix one of the worst things about the app, the multimedia storage management tool. Large files are routinely exchanged over social media apps like WhatsApp, including video files that can be quite large. Over time, these files can eat up a sizeable chunk of the phone’s storage space. WhatsApp will roll …

WhatsApp Features

WhatsApp’s upcoming ephemeral messages won’t always disappear

November 2nd, 2020

WhatsApp will soon support disappearing messages, but the feature isn’t as privacy-friendly as it might sound. Users can’t customize the life of ephemeral messages, and they’ll only disappear after seven days if the feature is enabled on all the devices engaged in the same chat. Recipients will still be able to quote, forward, reply, and …