WhatsApp users across the world wake up to the all-new policy update notification. First time in the history of WhatsApp a gigantic popup brought to you by Facebook, the parent company.
Policy update is all about an undeniable deal Facebook is throwing to the users. The deal is FB will capture all your data from WhatsApp and in return, they will let you use WhatsApp.
Someone Rightly said, when the product is free, you are the product.
This unethical move from Facebook came after 19 years of acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion.
Why ditch WhatsApp now?
Answer to the question, why you should ditch the WhatsApp now is very simple and here it goes. If you love yourself and your privacy more than a software this is the right thing to do.
WhatsApp is used for everything since you wake up to go to bed at night. This includes your love, business, sorrows, weakness, next move in your career and the list is very very long.
One unfortunate day you wake up in the morning and someone tells you, everything you do on WhatsApp can be checked by another person and he can allow other people also to check your data. You will go crazy. Right?
This is what WhatsApp’s policy notification is all about.
What’s the alternative to WhatsApp?
There is enough buzz about Signal and Telegram on the Internet as an alternative to WhatsApp.
If you are looking for advance features in your next chat app, Telegram is the answer but if you want a more secured and minimalist chat app just like WhatsApp, Signal is the next app you download.
The signal is started by Moxie Marlinspike and Brian Acton. Acton is the co-founder of WhatsApp and left the company back in 2017, just 3 years after Facebook acquired WhatsApp.
The signal is a non-profit organisation and relies on donations instead of the mercy of big tech giants.