News of the update sent Twitter users into a frenzy, with some considering deleting the app and others joining different messaging apps such as Telegram.
— ✊✊????✊????✊????✊????✊???? (@This_Sisi) January 7, 2021
Mission for today:
Convert as many of my WhatsApp friends to Signal, because of this:https://t.co/IO86RHPTQY
— Michael Birnhack (@Birnhack) January 7, 2021
I’m done wasting my life on Whatsapp and back home to where I belong.????
Who missed me????
— Bakwa Room Plug???? (@roomfinder237) January 7, 2021
When WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, it promised users that its instant-messaging app would not collect names, addresses, internet searches, or location data, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said at the time.