WhatsApp has now found a replacement way of letting users realize the privacy policy. The messaging app is now using the Status messages to update users about changes to its privacy policies. Interestingly, the new privacy policies and new terms of service had sent tons of users to other messaging apps including Telegram and Signal.

The status messages had already appeared in India quite a few times but now they’ve also started appearing within us and UK . one among the status messages that appeared recently on WhatsApp read, One thing that may not new is our commitment to your privacy. WhatsApp can’t read or hear your personal conversations as they’re end-to-end encrypted. you’ll spot the statuses by WhatsApp on the highest of all the messages of your contacts.

There’s been tons of misinformation and confusion around our recent update and that we want to assist everyone understands the facts behind how WhatsApp protects people’s privacy and security. Going forward, we’re getting to provide updates to people within the Status tab so people hear from WhatsApp directly. Our first update reaffirms that WhatsApp cannot see your personal messages and neither can Facebook because they’re protected by end-to-end encryption a WhatsApp spokesperson told Verge about the new move by WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is using status messages to offer the right information about its privacy policies to the users. There have been tons of misconceptions about how this privacy policy will share the private conversation of users with Facebook. the corporate has outrightly denied doing so. However, this didn’t stop the users from migrating to other messaging apps including Telegram and Signal, which the users considered safer than WhatsApp. Taking cognizance of the matter WhatsApp too had delayed rolling out its new terms of service and privacy policies

As per a study conducted by Gurgaon-based Cybermedia Research (CMR), 79 percent of users are reconsidering using WhatsApp but 29 percent of users are quite determined to go away once the privacy policy comes into effect. The study revealed that 49 percent of users are angry, 45 percent of users aren’t willing to trust WhatsApp again while 35 percent of users feel that their trust has been breached. Only 10 percent of users don’t have a say about WhatsApp’s new policies.

The study has also revealed that not Signal but Telegram is being preferred by the users who are looking to migrate from WhatsApp. Telegram has been chosen by over 41 percent of users as their messaging app while Signal, despite all the guarantees associated with privacy, has been chosen by 35 percent of users.