After the users received an in-app notification to accept the new policy, they took to social media to share their concerns and complain about the issue of data privacy. Some users suggested that they were switching from WhatsApp to another platform, Telegram.
Telegram is seen as a better option by many when they consider privacy and security of their online communication. The mobile app enthusiasts shared tables and graphs to compare the two platforms as well.
The irritated users shared their grievance through memes on Twitter. Some informed the online world how they were using Telegram for a long time to download audio and video content and sharing it with each other. Some shared mobile screenshots as they uninstalled WhatsApp from their phones.
WhatsApp keeps user information under the Automatically Collected Information header and further categorises it into four sub-heads. These are Location Information, Device and Connection Information, Usage and Log Information, and Cookies. It also holds information about calls, groups, status, and profile photo too.