Multiple options are available to replace WhatsApp
A question arises on why 7 countries had banned WhatsApp including China, North Korea, Iran, Qatar and UAE. Some believe that the restrictions on the application are because of national security concerns. Other than that, the WhatsApp ban could be due to governments trying to support the local telecommunication companies.
The messaging service are end-to-end encrypted, it said neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see the private messages or hear the calls “with your friends, family, and co-workers on WhatsApp.” We will never weaken this security, it says.
The company has shared a list of information “NOT shared with Facebook”
WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook: When you share your location with someone on WhatsApp, your location is protected by end-to-end encryption, which means no one can see your location except the people you share it with.
WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook: When you give us permission, we access only the phone numbers from your address book to make messaging fast and reliable, and we don’t share your contacts lists with the other apps Facebook offers.
WhatsApp groups remains private: We use group membership to deliver messages and to protect our service from spam and abuse. We don’t share this data with Facebook for ads purposes. Again, these private chats are end-to-end encrypted so we can’t see their content.
You can set your messages to disappear: For additional privacy, you can choose to set your messages to disappear from chats after you send them.
You can download your data: You can download and see what information we have on your account right from within the app.
An expert says, on how to trust this statement, another expert says, it shares the message ,pictures and contact no. to the officials on demand.
Telegram surpassed 500 million active users. 25 million new users joined in the last 72 hours: 38% came from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA.
At the same time, man are switching from the messaging platform WhatsApp to Signal. Signal is dominating social media conversations with memes and jokes breaking the internet. It became the top free app on App Store in India and more countries. More than 100,000 users installed Signal across the app stores of Apple and Google in the last two days, while Telegram picked up nearly 2.2 million downloads, according to data analytics firm Sensor Tower.
Finally, there are some good jokes are getting flooded in the WhatsApp like, 2021: People try to switch to signal and probability in the prediction is in 2022: Mark Zuckerberg to buy Signal !