Not much can change the position of many users on an app like a misinterpreted change that goes viral. This is exactly what happened to WhatApp, which updated its terms of service a week ago.
It should be clear that this change does not affect users in Europe or the European Union, but this does not mean that both inside the old continent and outside, many have chosen to ” install alternatives.
Signas and Telegram are lucky
The two messaging apps that took advantage of this mess were Signal, especially after the Commentary by Elon Musk
Few images illustrate this trend better than the capture posted on Twitter by the Spanish developer Carlos Fenollosa:
Of course, these companies rarely had such an avalanche of new users and the mistaken feeling among WhatsApp users that now they were going to start reading their conversations had a huge effect.
WhatsApp goes backwards due to fake news and misunderstandings
So much so that WhatsApp itself has ad what is going postpone the entry into force of the new conditions of use until May 15, 2021, in order to deal with this misinformation.
The problem is that not many people will trust the firm just because it postpones the introduction of these new features for a while, which, moreover, serve to provide a better experience for its advertisers, as they do. pointed out.
However, all of this news has made many users wonder whether or not it is important that apps can access so much data on their device. This graph illustrates it quite well:
As you can see, none of the apps use the microphone to spy on us, or read our messages, but there is a difference between what Signal or Telegram does and what the FACEBOOK apps do.
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