Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, January 17
WhatsApp users woke up to four messages on their status from a contact named, ‘WhatsApp’.
The messages were, ‘we are committed to your privacy’, ‘WhatsApp can’t see your shared location’, ‘WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal conversations as they’re end to encrypted’ and ‘WhatsApp doesn’t share your contacts with Facebook’.
WhatsApp is facing heat from its users over its impending new privacy feature. Some have already migrated to a ‘safer’ messaging service Signal or the Telegram.
Netizens had mixed reactions to this.
While some appreciated the gesture, others were not convinced, and termed it as “damage control” exercise. Several users didn’t hesitate to announce their happy move to Signal.
— Gaurang Joshi (@gaurangjoshi5) January 17, 2021
— Harsh Choubey (@Harshchoubey44) January 17, 2021
Sunday Stated with Whatsapp’s status.
Height of damage control….
Anyways nothing is going to stop me from deleting whats app account. #WhatsAppPrivacyPolicy #WhatsappStatus #SignalApp #usesignal pic.twitter.com/x1njujWKns
— Saurabh Bakare (@saurabhbakare4) January 17, 2021
— Mohamed Farook (@mdfarock) January 17, 2021
— Mayukh Kundu (@MayukhKundu1) January 17, 2021
— deepanshu dhingra (@deepanshu_dd) January 17, 2021