Earlier, Facebook-owned WhatsApp gave its clarification regarding the new policy. WhatsApp said that the new update will not affect personal chatting with friends and family.
WhatsApp tweeted that users’ chats are completely secure with end-to-end encryption as before. The delay is a major setback for the revenue generating scheme by facilitating commercial exchanges on the WhatsApp messaging app.
On February 8, WhatsApp wrote in its blog that no one will have to suspend or delete their account. We are going to do a lot to correct the misinformation about how privacy and security works on WhatsApp.
Signal became the top free app in India by beating WhatsApp on the Apple App Store. Apart from India, it has overtaken WhatsApp in Germany, France, Austria, Finland, Hong Kong and Switzerland. Signal has also managed to make its place in the Top Free app in Google Play Store in Germany and Hungary.
Subsequently, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the world’s richest man, tweeted that he uses the Signal app, not WhatsApp. Since then, people are constantly downloading the Signal app. This is the reason that the signal app has left WhatsApp behind.