There are dozens of options in the chat application market, but without a doubt, the most benefited from WhatsApp’s mistake were Telegram and Signal. Two applications came out very well in the privacy comparison in general.
Although it was later discovered that some of the privacy labels that are in the App Store were fake so we don’t know if they collected private data and sold them to big tech companies like Google.
The company made an official announcement
“In the coming weeks, we’ll display a banner in WhatsApp providing more information that people can read at their own pace. We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing. Eventually, we’ll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp,” the company stated on its official blog.
Recall that Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, so it is not surprising that information is shared between the two in some situations such as payments.
The company also takes the opportunity to throw down other applications claiming that if we use other messaging apps that do not have end-to-end encryption as standard, it means that the messages we send can be seen by other people.