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Telegram now lets you import your chat history from WhatsApp

Telegram now lets you import your chat history from WhatsApp

It would be an understatement to say that Telegram benefited from the quagmire WhatsApp found itself in after it pushed users to accept its Facebook-or-die terms of service. In January alone, the messaging service added over 100 million users. Now to make things easier for those considering switching, Telegram is rolling out the ability to import existing WhatsApp chats.

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WhatsApp asked to withdraw new privacy policy by Indian government

WhatsApp asked to withdraw new privacy policy by Indian government

WhatsApp has been under fire for imposing its new Facebook-or-die privacy policy. The sheer criticism regarding this move has not only forced it to delay the implementation deadline but also caused an exodus that is seeing users flock to Telegram and Signal. Dealing yet another blow to the Facebook-owned messaging service is a letter written by an Indian government ministry that asks WhatsApp to withdraw the new privacy policy altogether.

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WhatsApp is trying its best to keep users from switching to Signal and Telegram

WhatsApp is trying its best to keep users from switching to Signal and Telegram

Since it rolled out its new terms of service, WhatsApp has been caught in a whirlwind — the changes precipitated an exodus to alternate apps. Seemingly losing ground in major markets around the world, the Facebook-owned messaging service has now pushed the deadline to accept the new terms and is actively seeking to control the damage that has been caused by them.

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WhatsApp extends deadline to accept new privacy policy after people fled to other platforms

WhatsApp extends deadline to accept new privacy policy after people fled to other platforms

 

After inviting users to accept its new data sharing policy with Facebook, many people turned their back on the popular messaging platform and looked for alternatives. As a result, Signal made it to the top charts on the Play Store, promising to respect its users' privacy. Even though WhatsApp tried to reassure the crowds claiming chats and calls would remain encrypted, it's decided to give more time to people before forcing them to accept its new terms.

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Signal vs Telegram: Which is the best privacy-focused WhatsApp alternative?

Signal vs Telegram: Which is the best privacy-focused WhatsApp alternative?

WhatsApp’s recent policy update has turned into a Pandora’s box for the app's parent firm, Facebook. The resulting exodus to rival platforms has sent shockwaves so strong that the company felt the need to run full front-page ads in several Indian dailies to make its case. While Facebook was busy doing some damage control, Telegram and Signal got to benefit from disgruntled users flocking en masse for their apps. Telegram emerged as the bigger winner of the two, having added over 25 million users in just three days (breaching the milestone of 500 million active users in the process).

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Facebook's refreshed Access Your Information tool provides a better breakdown of your data

Facebook's refreshed Access Your Information tool provides a better breakdown of your data

Facebook introduced its Access Your Information tool back in 2018, allowing users to see what data that the social media platform has gathered about them. Zuckerberg and company have used what they've learned in the past three years to refresh the tool with a better breakdown of your data, as well as a visual makeover.

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Telegram adds 25 million new users in just 72 hours as rival apps falter

Telegram adds 25 million new users in just 72 hours as rival apps falter

It's only just getting started, but 2021 feels like it will be a crucial year for social apps. The world's most popular app, WhatsApp, just announced changes to its privacy policy that will increase Facebook's powers to use your data. Meanwhile, one of the world's most controversial apps, Parler, was unceremoniously dumped from the internet this week. Unsurprisingly, this is great news for rival chat app Telegram.

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WhatsApp in damage-control mode after its Facebook-or-die ultimatum

WhatsApp in damage-control mode after its Facebook-or-die ultimatum

Facebook has a long history of privacy lapses, including some more serious ones, and the mere fact that it owns some of the most widely used social media apps already concerns privacy-conscious users. While WhatsApp was still able to keep a fair distance from Facebook’s unreliable privacy practices, that fringe benefit is soon going away, as the messaging app has decided to enforce new usage terms that give its parent company more control over your WhatsApp data.

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Signal tops app store charts globally as WhatsApp bows down to Facebook

Signal tops app store charts globally as WhatsApp bows down to Facebook

WhatsApp has been reaping the whirlwind ever since it rolled out its new terms of service, which give parent company Facebook more control over user data. While some users aren't as bothered, others definitely don't seem comfortable with the accept-or-die ultimatum served by WhatsApp. Resultantly, Signal — an alternative, more secure messaging app — has gained some incredible traction in the last few days, placing itself at the top of charts on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store in various countries.

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