The data that will be shared with WhatsApp includes “battery level, signal strength, app version, browser information, mobile network, connection information (including phone number, mobile operator or ISP), language and time zone, IP address, device operations information, and identifiers (including identifiers unique to Facebook Company Products associated with the same device or account).”
WhatsApp users have criticized the new update and are planning to switch to rival messaging app Telegram. Some of the users took to the microblogging site to comment on how they have already installed Telegram; and don’t care about the WhatsApp’s new policy anymore.
Comparing the features of both the messaging apps, this user has declared a winner between the two.
Mahaan ho bhai aap!
Telegram enjoying the whole situation like:
Everyone be chasing Telegram now!
Nice knowing you, WhatsApp </3
Friendship ended with WhatsApp. Now Telegram is her new best friend.
This one shared how he’s already on Telegram.
There’s already been much speculation about WhatsApp sharing data with its parent company. The popular app responded by explaining that it it shares ‘very little data,’ so it would be too early to comment on how this fares out in the future.
What do you think about this new policy update from WhatsApp, share in the comments.