Coming to terms with WhatsApp: Did you stay for convenience or left due to privacy?

  1. meatandy
    Oreo Feb 6, 2021

    meatandy , Feb 6, 2021 :
    Never used WhatsApp , never even considered using it on any of my devices.

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  2. NoviceAide
    Honeycomb Feb 6, 2021

    NoviceAide , via OnePlus 6 , Feb 6, 2021 :
    Strength of WhatsApp is the huge userbase built over the years. no app can replicate it in a jiffy.
    So when switching shifts you from a a crowded place to a desert, you are going to feel lonely.

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  3. AnonymousWP
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Feb 6, 2021

    AnonymousWP , Feb 6, 2021 :
    How is:

    • Collecting/storing more data
    • Not encrypting everything by default
    • A flawed self-developed protocol
    • A flawed privacy policy
    • A weird legal set-up which allows data selling, but not data sharing

    A better option than WhatsApp? I dare to say that WhatsApp is a better option for your privacy/security than Telegram. See: https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/...t-due-to-privacy.1386299/page-5#post-22754512

    People here should stop talking nonsense about how Telegram is a better option for your privacy, because it's not.

  4. Toni Merikanto
    Gingerbread Feb 6, 2021

    Toni Merikanto , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Feb 6, 2021 :
    The last update with sharing info with Facebook was simply the last straw that pushed me away from WhatsApp.
    I know EU has laws to prevent data sharing, but as we also know, it's Facebook that wants your data. I lost trust in WhatsApp.

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  5. Divya5511
    Cupcake Feb 6, 2021

  6. tasawwur12q
    Gingerbread Feb 6, 2021

    tasawwur12q , via OnePlus Nord , Feb 6, 2021 :
    I mistakenly accept the new agreement. And Now I don't even think of it. As our data has been collected and shared by so many applications and conglomerates. So we can't control too much.

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  7. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Feb 6, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Feb 6, 2021 :
    Damn, you are not the first one in this thread accepting the terms by mistake.

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  8. McJader
    Marshmallow Feb 6, 2021

    McJader , Feb 6, 2021 :
    great analogy

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  9. NoviceAide
    Honeycomb Feb 6, 2021

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  10. JoseMPereira
    Donut Feb 6, 2021

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  11. Toni Merikanto
    Gingerbread Feb 6, 2021

  12. praveen.karre
    Gingerbread Feb 7, 2021

  13. AnonymousWP
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Feb 7, 2021

    AnonymousWP , Feb 7, 2021 :
    Can someone please explain me why people move to Telegram? For what reasons? Only reasons I can think of are features and community, nothing else.

  14. Manish1625
    Honeycomb Feb 7, 2021

  15. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Feb 7, 2021

  16. Sarm1X
    Cupcake Feb 7, 2021

    Sarm1X , via OnePlus 8T , Feb 7, 2021 :
    Switched to Signal, trying to get more people on signal too, still the whole uses whatsapp because everyone there... Change is hard and will take time

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  17. hmswrth
    Gingerbread Feb 7, 2021

  18. Vanstra
    Gingerbread Feb 7, 2021

    Vanstra , Feb 7, 2021 :
    Not with E2E encrypted messages but with the metadata which WhatsApp is collecting from you and is sending to Facebook. And this metadata WhatsApp is collecting is a lot of personal information which can be used for further profiling you.

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