WhatsApp announced that they will soon start sharing data with Facebook. Which has led to a panic where people are worried about what kind of data will be shared, and what it means for privacy. So they have started to flock to other more privacy-based apps like Signal and Telegram in hopes of better privacy.
According to a recent tweet by the official Telegram account, the company says that in the past 72 hours alone, they’ve seen a rise in the number of new users for a total of 25 million users who have signed up for the service. The app has now passed the 500 million active user mark.
It looks like the changes will mostly affect business accounts and people who chat with businesses, where the data will be used to apparently improve the experience, as well as help, create more personalized ads.