Prompt messaging platforms Telegram and Fb-owned WhatsApp are in a tug of conflict after WhatsApp launched its controversial privateness coverage. They’re attacking one another with a battle of phrases by sharing memes on Twitter.
The battle of phrases began when encrypted messaging app Telegram took a jibe on WhatsApp by tweeting a meme that steered it was time to “bin” WhatsApp and Fb.
Nonetheless, in reply, WhatsApp tweeted, Telegram admin: “…and what people don`t know is we are not end-to-end encrypted by default.”
It didn’t cease right here as Telegram shared one other screenshot on the micro-blogging web site Twitter and wrote, “@WhatsApp Our users know how things work, and have the open-source apps to PROVE it. You… talk to the screenshot.”
In January, Telegram shared two spiderman pointing fingers at each other fitted with Fb and WhatsApp icons as a substitute of an precise face, standing in entrance of NYPD automobile.
In the meantime, Sign additionally joined into the dialog and known as out WhatsApp for its horrible end-to-end encryption and began self-promoting. “*check the calendar. pours coffee.* Today’s a great day to switch to privacy.”
In context to its privateness coverage, WhatsApp has stated that its customers is not going to instantly lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform on Could 15, however they should finally undergo restricted features in the event that they fail to simply accept the brand new norms within the due course of time.
The corporate stated that after giving everybody time to evaluate the privateness coverage from Could 15, after a number of weeks, the reminder individuals obtain will finally change into persistent.
After persistent reminders, the customers will encounter restricted performance on WhatsApp till they settle for the updates.
The customers will not be capable of entry the chat record. After a couple of weeks of restricted performance, they will not be capable of obtain incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will cease sending messages and calls to their telephones.
On Thursday, a senior Ministry of Electronics and IT official stated throughout an Assocham occasion that the federal government is pro-actively taking a look at the very best motion over the brand new WhatsApp privateness coverage.