Currently Whatsapp is the biggest and was first of its kind to be social engaging and connecting mobile application with contact-detailed identification. With over a billion users in 180 countries and counting, WhatsApp is the undisputed to-go instant messaging app on the globe. The social media giant—Facebook and its applications, including FB Messenger, Instagram, and other third-party apps, have been involved in several security breaches and have breached user privacy over the years. WhatsApp, on the other hand, is a Facebook-owned app that has resisted introducing user-centric security features such as End-to-End Encryption and other security protocols. WhatsApp began as an instant messaging service before being purchased by Facebook in the year 2014. While Facebook did not insert advertisements or violate users’ privacy on WhatsApp during the early years of its acquisition, it did cause security-conscious users to be worried about their privacy and security.
Facebook recently changed its privacy policies, allowing the company to use the data collected by WhatsApp in whatever way it sees fit. Instead of having to download three separate applications, As per various reports, Facebook is rumored to be merging Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger into a single platform, allowing users to communicate with others via messages and more in a single app. In certain cases, this will also include WhatsApp’s robust E2E encryption.
The changed policies by Facebook for Whatsapp, are stated below:
Source: Business Magazine | Tycoon Success
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