"There's been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts", the company wrote in a blog post. It said, instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp. "Signal does not keep any call logs or data backups", said Harder, who joined Signal in 2018.
Contacts are not shared with Facebook, however, do note that phone numbers from addresses of users who give permission can be accessed by WhatsApp. It has faced massive backlash with tens of millions of its users moving from the platform to rivals like Signal and Telegram.
As per Mashable, Signal and Telegram had 24,000 and 1.3 million downloads respectively between January 1 and January 5, leading to growth by 9,483 per cent in the case of Signal and growth by 15 per cent in the case of Telegram.
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"WhatsApp can't read or listen to your personal conversations as they're end-to-end encrypted", it further wrote.
When Lal submitted that the application analyses users' behaviour, the court said all applications - and not just WhatsApp - do that.
The original cut-off date was 8 February, but users now have until 15 May to take action.
In a series of tweets, it said users might see errors in some of their chats, including missed messages, but this would not affect their security. WhatsApp has already realized that is wrong Postponed the entry into force of its new rules. To see India make a choice that favours data privacy and a new, more privacy-oriented messenger so strongly is momentous to say the least.
We reported yesterday that WhatsApp was halting the roll-out of their privacy update and pushing back the deadline when users will need to agree to share their data with Facebook.
The growth of Telegram and Signal in China isn't almost as remarkable as their soaring popularity in regions where WhatsApp has been the mainstream chat app, but the uplift is a reminder that WeChat alternatives still exist in China in various capacities.
His comments came amid the controversy triggered by the Facebook-owned messenger over its decision to share data with the parent company.