Use of banners to explain WhatsApp’s new privacy terms
To make it easy for people to understand this, the messaging platform will display a banner in the app in the coming days which will provide more information that people can read at their own pace. The company explained that it will start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp.
WhatsApp has a few words for competitors those are; Telegram and Signal. Many WhatsApp users have moved to Telegram and Signal with these apps observing record-breaking downloads in such a short period of time all thanks to WhatsApp’s new privacy terms that created so much controversy.
The popular messaging app however commented on the recent switch of its users to other apps and said, “We understand some people may check out other apps to see what they have to offer. We’ve seen some of our competitors try to get away with claiming they can’t see people’s messages- if an app doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption by default that means they can read your messages. Other apps say they’re better because they know even less information than WhatsApp. We believe people are looking for apps to be both reliable and safe, even if that requires WhatsApp having some limited data.”
One of the things WhatsApp received backlash for was how much personal information it collected from its users compared to other messaging apps. In addition to WhatsApp’s new privacy terms, customers used the opportunity to review details they ignored before like the amount of information WhatsApp collected from its users. In comparison to Telegram and Signal, WhatsApp was really on the losing end.