People Debate Which App Is Better After WhatsApp’s New Privacy Update Sparks Meme-fest

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The mobile messaging app, WhatsApp has been in a soup ever since it released its latest privacy policy update. The application notifies the users to either accept the new terms and service or simply delete their accounts, reported The Indian Express.

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According to Hindustan Times, the updated WhatsApp Terms and Conditions read:


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“As part of the Facebook Companies, WhatsApp receives information from and shares information (see here) with, the other Facebook Companies. We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings, including the Facebook Company Products.”

With the apprehension that the app might share the user’s data with Facebook, its parent company, people have been skeptical of using it anymore. And amid all the confusion whether to believe the information or not, people have been looking for alternative applications like Signal and Telegram to stay connected with their friends and family in case the rumour holds any water.

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And while people were still trying to get to the bottom of this chaos, business magnate Elon Musk tweeted ‘Use Signal’.

Soon after his tweet, several people recommended we switch from WhatsApp to Telegram.

And within moments, the debate regarding which of these two applications is better took a meme-licious turn. Take a look at some of them here:

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Apparently, after Musk’s cryptic tweet another company with the same name attracted a lot of traction with people subscribing to its stock.

Jokes apart, if you still can’t decide what to do with the messaging app then take a look at this Twitter thread by Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp.

Commenting on the issue, WhatsApp said in a statement that the update does not change WhatsApp’s data sharing practices with Facebook and does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world.

Further emphasising on the issue, Niamh Sweeney, WhatsApp’s director of policy for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa tweeted this thread:

Don’t fall for misinformation, guys. Do some research and take your call.

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